The question marks resulting from national racing's rediscovered freedoms
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The question marks resulting from national racing's rediscovered freedoms

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OPINION: When government restrictions relaxed last month, so too did rules surrounding how club events operate, leading to a range of views on the best way forward. Beyond scrutineering, there's also the matter of in-person driver briefings and trainee marshal involvement to consider too

We have all become used to aspects of our lives changing over the past year and a half. But, now, as we take tentative steps towards normality amid the coronavirus pandemic’s unrelenting grip, some of the differences are becoming less stark. And the same is true in terms of national motorsport as well.

Following the much-hyped ‘Freedom Day’ last month, when the English government relaxed most of the remaining restrictions, there was also an easing of the rules from British motorsport governing body Motorsport UK. It had adopted a number of new protocols, particularly concerning signing-on and scrutineering, but also in other far wider aspects of event management to enable the sport to restart last July.

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