Motorsport UK is recognised by the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) as the ultimate decision-making body responsible for the governance of motor sport in Britain. As such, Motorsport UK is responsible for administrating and controlling the rules governing the sport.
The Motor Sports Council informs and advises the Motorsport UK Board on key issues, represents the full spectrum of UK motor sport and provides a conduit of information from the market to the governing body. The Council’s role is also to develop strategic thinking in relation to key issues in the sport and provide direction to the Board as a result.
The Council has overall responsibility for judicial matters; overseeing the judicial process and administering the National Court to resolve a wide range of disputes. It is supported by:
- thirteen specialist motor sport committees
- five specialist motor sport sub-committees and
- seven advisory groups
SMMC is delighted that eight of our Club Members have been appointed by the Motorsport UK Board to sit on some of these Specialist Committees and Advisory Groups from 1 January 2020.
In alphabetical order,
- Jon Bolton
Rescue & Recovery Advisory Group
- Graham Couser
- Ron Cowan
- Dr John Harrington
Medical Advisory Group
- Garry Headridge
Marshal’s Advisory Group
- Dr Ben Shippey
- David Swinton
Sprint & Hill Climb Sub Committee
- Pete Weall
These roles are entirely voluntary and, as the appointments are normally for three years, represent a significant commitment from the individuals concerned.
We are very proud that SMMC members are able to play a part assisting the Motor Sports Council and the Motorsport UK Board with strategic planning of the development and future of motorsport.