BRSCC UPDATE STATEMENT – 15/05/2020
Dear BRSCC members,
Firstly every one of us at the BRSCC hopes that you, your families and friends are all remaining safe and well.
Although racing has obviously been cancelled for the duration of the country’s lockdown period, the BRSCC have continued working tirelessly behind the scenes with MSUK, Government officials and the circuits to best understand and react to the complexities of this situation. Our Chairman Peter Daly also sits on a select panel of industry professionals who have been chosen to design the timescale and structures of how and when we go racing again.
Whilst we are fully aware of and sympathetic to the many questions being asked by our members through various channels, we have been unable to enter into dialogue as we have our office team on furlough, and we simply didn’t have the answers to most of the questions being asked. We are now however reaching a position where real progress is being made, and we’re confident that over the next few weeks the situation will become progressively clearer still.
Although we’re not quite at the stage of being able to share race meeting dates or schedules, we are definitely moving closer to that point. As well as hoping that the relaxing of lockdown measures continue as scheduled, we also have to await the finalisation of F1, BTCC and BSB calendars before we can be certain of publishing a schedule that we’re confident won’t have to change again. Taking all of these factors into account, however, we still hope to be able to release a race calendar by the first week in June.
To try to ensure that we don’t put undue financial pressure on our members, and to allow the fairest distribution of the track time available to us from July onwards, no BRSCC championship or series will be asked to fit a 7 or 8 race meeting schedule into whatever period we’re allowed to go racing this year, with the likelihood that each series will be scheduled with 3 or 4 meetings. Again to allow the fairest distribution of our available track time, we may be forced to implement some changes to the race or session durations for some series, however, if this has to happen amended entry fees will reflect any changes.
Due to what we’ve all been through recently, it is clear that race meetings will have to operate significantly different from what we’ve all been used to. To this effect, MSUK is in the final stages of producing a detailed guidance manual which will outline all of the actions and restructuring that will be required to ensure social distancing, protection of drivers, officials, race staff and medical staff. This should be sent out on Monday 18th.
The complexities of the above situations, of course, don’t just affect you as a valued member of the BRSCC. Every circuit, every club, race teams, marshals, medics, race admin staff and every single competitor has been experiencing the very same challenges. We really do understand your frustrations, and can only repeat that we are constantly working on every detail behind the scenes to try to ensure that when we do eventually go racing, we deliver you the best possible outcome to this situation.
As soon as we can share any further relevant details or information we will be back in touch with you immediately. In the meantime, please keep an eye on our social media channels and look out for upcoming MSUK information being publicised.
Please continue to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
BRSCC Race Operations & General Manager