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Appointments to Motorsport UK's Specialist Committees and Advisory Groups

 
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Appointments to Motorsport UK's Specialist Committees and Advisory Groups
by Nick Clarke - Friday, 13 December 2019, 2:59 PM
 

We are 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.

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
    Historic Committee
  • Ron Cowan
    Safety Committee
  • Dr John Harrington
    Medical Advisory Group
  • Garry Headridge
    Marshal’s Advisory Group
  • Dr Ben Shippey
    Medical Committee
  • David Swinton
    Sprint & Hill Climb Sub Committee
  • Pete Weall
    The Council

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.