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The verdict on how COVID impacted club racing in 2020

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

Amid all the doom and gloom in the world in the past year, positivity has been in short supply. But let's have an upbeat statistic in relation to the 2020 club racing season. Of the 108 English series with comparable data, 55 featured average entries that were either the same or higher than during the 'normality' of 2019.

Yes, there are plenty of caveats to that. The shortened nature of the season because of the coronavirus pandemic meant one bumper grid could skew the averages a little. And the delayed start to the campaign led to an unprecedented clamour to get on track. But, putting all of those considerations to one side, it was still a significant achievement given the economic and health challenges faced during a tough 2020.

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