The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is delighted to announce Go Motorsport Live! – a special open day to be staged at Silverstone on Sunday 7 July as an integral part of the governing body’s drive to help more people to get involved in all areas of motor sport.
Coming just one week after the British Grand Prix and at the culmination of National Motorsport Week 2013 (29 June-7July), Go Motorsport Live! will showcase all the sport has to offer from local motor club events to future careers within a top Formula One team.
The public will be admitted free of charge and will have the chance to experience a wide variety of different disciplines… even some from the passenger seat. The MSA is inviting local motor clubs to participate and showcase their grassroots activities, and is also encouraging teams and championships to set up informative displays.
To provide all those attending Go Motorsport Live! with a real insight into the kind of affordable fun they can have, often in their own road car, passenger rides in entry-level disciplines such as Production Car Autotests and Trials will be on offer.
Highlighting the MSA’s ‘Year of the Volunteer’ initiative, marshals clubs will be offering advice to potential recruits while, as an introduction to both circuit racing and rallying, Silverstone will be providing hot laps and rally rides as well as tours of its world famous facilities. Visitors will even be offered the chance to stand on the F1 podium.
As co-promoters of National Motorsport Week, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and its members will be offering careers advice for those seeking employment within the world leading UK motor sport industry. Young engineers will also enjoy special access to the Formula Student finals that are being staged at Silverstone over that weekend.
Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive, said: “Go Motorsport Live! has all the ingredients to become an effective open day that showcases many aspects of our sport. The timing is perfect, too. Those watching the British Grand Prix can, just seven days later, come to Silverstone and discover just how easy it is for them to get involved in the sport they’ve been following.”
Richard Phillips, Managing Director, Silverstone Circuit Limited, said: “Silverstone are delighted to be supporting the Go Motorsport initiative by hosting this event. This open day is a great opportunity to demonstrate the number of different forms of motor sport that are available in the UK at various different budgets whether you are spectating, participating or even looking for a career in the sport.”
Championships, event organisers, motor clubs, teams and others wishing to promote their activities with displays at Go Motorsport Live! should contact Jess Fack, Development Officer at the MSA (firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)7568 105 887). Public admittance – including parking – is entirely free on the day and no tickets are required.
16 April 2013