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OPINION: A big step towards normality was welcomed this week with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, but motorsport fans and circuit operators have been left frustrated by some of the contradictory lingering rules
Generally well-subscribed Classic Sports Car Club and MotorSport Vision Racing meetings featured on the second weekend since national motorsport in England resumed, and there was no shortage of twists and turns in Swinging Sixties at Oulton Park
The GT Cup has attracted a stunning array of drivers and machinery for its opening event at Donington Park this weekend. The fact we're in the middle of a pandemic makes that entry all the more remarkable, but there's plenty of reasons why the series is proving popular
The new UK motorsport season finally got underway last weekend, albeit with the now familiar COVID-19 restrictions and protocols. While that didn’t prevent some great spectacles, further bumps in the road remain in sight which could lead to 2021 remaining thoroughly domestic
Club racing organisers have reported strong levels of interest resulting in some bumper grids as the delayed English motorsport season got under way last weekend.
It may have started later than usual, but national motorsport made a welcome return last weekend with bumper grids a common sight at race meetings from Donington Park to Castle Combe
Spectators will not be allowed into motorsport venues in the UK until at least the middle of May following the latest government guidelines on the easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.
Motorsport is now under way in England, but that’s far from being the case across all of the UK. In Wales, the situation is particularly bleak for Anglesey and Pembrey, and there's no end in sight just yet
Porsche Carrera Cup GB champions Harry King and Josh Webster will race for Team Parker as the squad moves into the Porsche Supercup this season in partnership with Revs Motorsport.
With COVID-19 restrictions gradually being lifted and national motorsport finally returning this weekend, focus and anticipation has switched to the year ahead. Here are Autosport's picks for what should be some of the best events and rivalries of 2021
COVID-19 threatened to stop the development of some of the UK's top talent in 2020. Andy Meyrick, director of the British Racing Drivers’ Club’s SuperStars programme, talks about the challenges of last year and looks at the season ahead.
Double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Dan Cammish will return to the series this year after losing his drive with British Touring Car Championship outfit Team Dynamics.
OPINION: We've not got long to wait now until lockdown restrictions are eased and national motorsport can resume, but there are still issues that clubs have to overcome. STEPHEN LICKORISH says matters won't be as simple as hitting 'go' again
Mental health has never been more significant than during the current coronavirus pandemic and one Ginetta driver has been using his racing to encourage more people to talk about it
The British Rallycross Championship is set to become the first series in the UK to adopt electric cars into its highest level this year.
The Goodwood Members' Meeting has been postponed from its planned May date to October in the wake of the English government's roadmap out of lockdown measures
Online scrutineering was a neat solution to minimise contact as club racing returned in 2020, but should it be left behind when the world returns to normal? STEFAN MACKLEY argues that in the interests of safety and transparency, it should be quietly dropped
Club motorsport in England will be able to restart from the end of March, after the government outlined its planned roadmap for the easing of lockdown measures
What really happens behind closed doors at racing schools when instructors have too much time on their hands? In Autosport's 2007 Christmas special, GARY WATKINS revealed a few of the more unlikely high-jinks tales
Motorsport UK has hailed the British government's decision to exempt the UK from the European Union's Vnuk law that threatened to render motorsport insurance unfeasible as "a hugely significant victory"
One of the more positive side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many UK organising clubs have started to co-operate more closely, and that brings wide-ranging benefits as STEFAN MACKLEY explains
Injured Scottish Formula Ford 1600 driver Colin Turner is targeting a return to racing after undergoing a second leg-amputation surgery following a crash in last year's Walter Hayes Trophy
The British GT championship will continue to be organised and managed by the Stephane Ratel Organisation after it agreed a five-year contract extension with Motorsport UK
Leading UK circuit operators have revealed they have not been eligible to secure proposed funding from the government through its winter sport survival package
One of the encouraging club motorsport trends in the past few years has been the increasing livestreaming of race meetings. As STEPHEN LICKORISH explains, this brings a number of benefits
To the credit of organisers, some new national UK series and championships were still able to successfully launch last year, even with the world in the grip of a pandemic. Here's how Autosport has ranked them
The past year was not a straightforward one for the motorsport world
The COVID-19 pandemic may still mean there is uncertainty across the globe, but that hasn't stopped new series and championships from being introduced into UK motorsport this season. Autosport takes a look at the newest additions
Endurance racing regulars Adam Carroll and Oliver Webb will both compete in GT4 McLarens in the GT Cup in the UK this year for the new Greystone GT squad
It was a season like no other but, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were some positives on the club motorsport scene last year as entry numbers largely remained stable, while some series boasted impressive growth
Esports and YouTube star Jimmy Broadbent will make the move into real-world racing by driving a Praga in the Britcar Endurance Championship in the UK this year
Few drivers in 2020 could lay claim to a season as exceptional as Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Harry King. Beating the British Touring Car Championship's best to win Autosport's National Driver of the Year was the ideal recognition of his feat
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Ginetta Junior racer Joel Pearson has been forced to delay a planned graduation to British Formula 4 for this year after being recently diagnosed with bone cancer
Leading UK circuit operator MotorSport Vision has appealed for help after a safety car and medical vehicle were stolen from Cadwell Park on Tuesday morning
Czech sportscar manufacturer Praga has revealed the latest generation of its R1 model - the car that will form the basis of a class within the Britcar Endurance Championship this year
British Formula 4 will introduce a fully reversed-grid contest as part of its race weekends for this season - the first major format change for the series since its inaugural season
British motorsport governing body Motorsport UK has outlined the fees and process involved in transporting cars and equipment to Europe following the end of the Brexit transition period
Brian Jones was the voice of Brands Hatch for decades, with his passion and enthusiasm for racing rubbing off on those around him. His death earlier this year has left a large hole in UK motorsport, but MARCUS PYE remembers him fondly
From legendary drinking habits to dramatic driving styles, there has been no shortage of cult-hero figures over the past 70 years in national motorsport. Here's an extended version of the original list that appeared in Autosport's 70th anniversary bookazine
The long-standing British Formula 3 Championship ended in 2014, but the current MotorSport Vision-run F3 series has gone some way to filling the void. In striving to keep costs down, it's carved out a niche that it hopes will attract aspirational drivers
Coronavirus meant 2020 was a season like no other, but there were still plenty of special moments when motorsport did restart. Autosport's veteran national correspondent MARCUS PYE looks back
Renault Sport Racing has decided there will be no Clio Cup in the UK next year - the latest development in a two-year on/off saga for the category
Before the likes of Colin Chapman, Gordon Murray and Patrick Head became fixtures of the Formula 1 paddock, they all cut their teeth in the UK's now longest running championship - which is still going strong despite 2020's global pandemic
It's 35 years since the Thundersaloons category was born - a series that featured some of the most powerful tin-tops to ever race on these shores - although its popularity waned when pitched against the British Touring Car juggernaut
From a memorable final race showdown decided by a controversial red flag to a runaway champion, the TOCA support series produced drama and intrigue aplenty in 2020. Here's Autosport's rundown of how the titles were won, and the 10 best drivers
A second crack at the BRDC British Formula 3 title yielded top prize for Kaylen Frederick, but the Carlin driver made life hard for himself in a year that threatened to yield a surprise outcome
British GT champion Sandy Mitchell will defend his title with Barwell Motorsport next season and has been rewarded with a Lamborghini factory contract
In a challenging year for club motorsport disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, some bright spots have given hope for the future. But as STEPHEN LICKORISH explains, heeding some important lessons wouldn't go amiss when the world returns to normal again
Gary Prebble has snatched top spot in Autosport's National Driver Rankings after the final weekend of UK circuit racing in 2020
Junior single-seater powerhouse Arden Motorsport will join the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship next season, taking the total number of teams in the series to 10
British GT champions Jonny Adam and Andrew Howard will reunite next season for a first full campaign together in the series since 2015
Phil Keen will make the switch from Barwell Motorsport to fellow Lamborghini customer team WPI Motorsport for next year's British GT campaign
There's still a lot of uncertainty ahead but, with the prospect of 2021 being a more 'normal' year and some unexpected positives emerging, optimism is starting to return to the national motorsport scene, says STEPHEN LICKORISH
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