Monday, 5 July 2021

Scottish Autotest Championship Calendar Revised, Next Event is also a UK and BTRDA Round



 Having lost a couple of events due to Covid, the championship has now published a revised calendar (though still some dates TBC).

The next round will be the  South of Scotland CC Maximum Attack Autotest at Lockerbie Lorry Park, on 17th July. This is  a round of the

2021 Link-up Ltd. Motorsport UK Autotest Championship
2021 demon tweeks Direct BTRDA Autotest Championship
2021 BTRDA Allrounders Championship  

and so will feature some of the best drivers in the country.

The following week, Glenrothes MSC will run the HMS Jackdaw autotest on Crail airfield on Saturday 24th July.

More information, including Regulations for the championship and these events, can be found on the Autotest page.


Thursday, 13 May 2021

GREEN LIGHT FOR SCOTTISH RALLYING

Great news for rallying in Scotland - the Scottish Government has agreed to drop the rule that only members of the same household could share a car for motorsport. 

This means that rallying, trials, etc can resume almost as normal, but this applies only in areas at Level 3 or below, and there are still requirements, like face coverings in the car, and no spectators. Guidelines issued by Motorsport UK must be followed, an update is expected Friday 14th May  

Read on for more details from Chairman Pete.

SAMSC Scottish Autotest Championship 2021 Starts Sat 15 May

 With the easing of Covid regulations, the 2021 Scottish Autotest Championship gets under way on Saturday 15th May with the Glenrothes MSC Andy Wilson Memorial Autotest at Knockhill.

More details of the Championship, including the Regulations and Registration form, are also on the Autotest Page of the SAMSC site, along with Regulations for the event, which include a link to the online entry form.

 

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Update on Covid19 and Event Resumption in Scotland

 Following the announcement last week that travel within Scotland is now allowed for leisure purposes. the First Minister confirmed on Tuesday that the next stage of relaxing Covid19 restrictions would go ahead as planned with effect from Monday 26th April. I am delighted to confirm that, following formal agreement with Scottish Government, this includes competitive motorsport events running with Motorsport UK permits.

I am however disappointed that, despite strong representation being made, the Scottish Government has not given agreement to allow two competitors in a car which means that rallies and other disciplines with a driver and passenger are still not allowed in Scotland.  Efforts will continue to get some movement on this issue.

An updated version of the Scotland specific guidelines has been agreed and has today been made available on the Covid-19 page of the Motorsport UK website. Clubs intending to organise events should read through all of the available material, not just the Scotland page, to ensure they meet all of the compliance requirements for running a Covid19 safe event. Note in particular that spectators are not allowed and total numbers on site are also limited. These points may change in future phases of easing restrictions. Clubs should also make sure they engage fully with the venues they want to use to make sure they comply with any local requirements which may. Overnight stays are allowed within the guidelines applicable to the hospitality sector.

The team at Motorsport UK, led by John Ryan, have worked very hard to gain approval from Scottish Government to allow out sport to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to follow all of the rules and guideline to show motorsport in a good light.

Regards

Pete Weall

Chairman

Monday, 9 November 2020

Social Media Marketing webinars for clubs - starting this Tuesday 10 November at 19:00

Tuesday 10th November at 19:00, we have the first of our Monthly Marketing Show webinars in association with ContentCal.

Clubs are always looking for ways in which they can raise awareness of their activities and attract new members, particularly younger ones. It is a fact that social media is now the most effective way of achieving this.

However, simply putting posts on your Facebook page is only the starting point - in order to widen the reach of your social media output you need to utilise many more of the tools at your disposal. The good news is that many of these are free.

 

This series of webinars will teach you how to use these tools effectively, how to put together a content plan, and some simple techniques for reaching interested audiences that may currently be outside of your club's engagement methods.

 

To register, please go to the Club Webinars page on our website here: https://www.motorsportuk.org/clubs-organisers/club-webinars/

 

Regards,

Ian

 

Ian Berry

Head of Sport Promotion

 

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Carrera Pandemica virtual tour of the Highlands and NE Scotland, 26-29 October 2020

 


Coming to a tabletop near you, the Caledonian Classic and Historic Motorsport Club present La Carrera Pandemica, a four day virtual Tour of the Highlands and North East Scotland.

Saturday, 29 August 2020

RESTART! Leuchars Autosolo/Autotest/PCA 20-Sep-2020

 I hope you are all well and getting back to some sort of normality and looking forward to participating in Motor Sport again in Scotland.

GMSC are holding an AutoSolo, Autotest and Production Car Autotest at Leuchars Army Base on Sunday September 20th 2020, there will be an All Forward option in the Autotest and P.C.A.

The event is being held within the current Scottish Government guidelines on maximum outdoor gathering size.

Monday, 24 August 2020

More Training Dates Announced

 New online training webinars:

  • Speed Events
    Tuesday 25th August, 7pm
    Register Now

  • Intro to Marshalling/Personal Safety
    Tuesday 29th September, 7pm
    Register Now

  • Understanding Cross Country Events - Trials, Comps and Challenge Events
    Tuesday 27th October, 7pm
    Register Now

  • Incident Handling/Fire Theory
    Tuesday 24th November, 7pm
    Register Now

  • In Conversation with ... Christmas Special
    Tuesday 29th December, 7pm
    Register Now

More news on the Training Site

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Andy Wilson Autotest Postponed

Unfortunately Glenrothes MSC will have to postpone the Andy Wilson Autotest / AutoSolo scheduled for Saturday 01st August at Knockhill, as we will be unable to run the event within the current guidelines from Sport Scotland.

We will continue
 to work with our partners at Knockhill Racing Circuit to establish an alternative date, hopefully in the near future to get club motorsport up and running in Fife.

Could you please let me know if you want your entry fee carried on to the rescheduled event or refunded.

Bill Creevy
Scottish Autotest Championship Co-ordinator
 

Saturday, 18 April 2020

New Dates for Marshals Training - Live Online

The SAMSC (Scottish Association of Motor Sports Clubs) training team are running a series of one hour training webinars, live online on Zoom.

Each webinar starts at 10am on a Saturday morning and lasts for one hour. 
You can sign in with a computer, tablet or smartphone
You'll receive a certificate as evidence of a module completed for your Personal Record Card.