|More than 700 MSA-affiliated clubs were briefed on National Motorsport Week and received an information pack to encourage them to get behind the sport during this promotional period. A full list of more than 50 planned events can be found on the website http://www.nationalmotorsportweek.co.uk.
Major promoted events taking place during this period include:
12-13 August Grand Prix Masters, Silverstone
MSA British Touring Car Championship, Snetterton
British F3 Championship, Silverstone
British GT Championship, Rockingham
British Superbikes, Croft
13 August MSA British Autotest Championship, Owen Motor Club (W Mids)
18-20 August Baja GB, Llandrindod Wells, Powys Llandrindod Wells (Powys)
20 August MSA British Hillclimb Championship, Shelsley Walsh (Worcs)
Among specific activities planned for the week are:
10 August The MIA Masters of Golf, Whittlebury Hall GC
12 August Motoring Gymkhana in support of NMW, Hants & Berks MC
13 August NMW Kart meeting, Cumbria Kart Racing Club
Grass Autotest and BBQ, Ross & District Motor Sports Club
15 August Evening Grass Autotest, Loughborough Car Club (new faces free)
16 & 17 August Lola Cars Open Days
17 & 19 August Table Top Rally and Priestley 12 Car Rally, Chelmsford Motor Club
18-20 August 24hr Karting Enduro, Whilton Mill circuit
20 August Auto Solo, Ross & District Motor Sports Club
The BRSCC has three race meetings during the week; Rockingham on 12/13th August, Anglesey on 19th/20th August and Mallory Park on 20th August. As part of the celebrations, the BRSCC will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets for each meeting
with the express aim of getting new people to witness first hand a `live` motorsport meeting. Interested parties should email email@example.com.
"We have had a great response from our clubs," says Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the Motor Sports Association. "Up and down the country there will be activities capitalising on the increased exposure the week will bring. We are delighted that so many people have made the effort to support the initiative, despite the short notice they received. Everyone recognises the benefit and importance of such an activity and I am sure that we will build on this support in future years."
Release MSA06-040: 7 August 2006