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NEWS MSA issues 100,000th permit

NEWS King joins MP Motorsport for third GP2 campaign


“The Champions’ achievements should be viewed in the context of one of the world’s strongest domestic scenes”


MSA Extra / February 2017


TODT & STOKER CROWN BRITISH CHAMPIONS FIA President Jean Todt and FIA Deputy President (Sport) Graham Stoker crowned the 2016 MSA British Champions during the MSA Night of Champions ceremony in London last month (28 January). MSA Chairman Alan Gow hosted the winners of UK motorsport’s most prestigious titles for the annual awards evening at the Royal Automobile Club. They were joined by a series of special award winners, each recognised for outstanding achievement. Steve Rider returned as Master of Ceremonies and was once again joined by colleague Louise Goodman. “We were delighted to honour the MSA British Champions – those who have excelled in their chosen discipline to win our premier UK titles,” said Gow. “Their achievements should be viewed in the context of one of the world’s strongest domestic scenes; it takes an unrivalled level of skill, determination and dedication to accomplish such a great triumph in the UK. “We also recognised other high achievers, along with a number of unsung heroes, for their outstanding contributions to UK motor sport. On behalf of the MSA I wish to congratulate them all on their success, and I also thank both the FIA President and FIA Deputy President (Sport) for joining us on this great occasion, which showcased the very best of UK motorsport.”

>> The winners, p22 - 23.

“It takes an unrivalled level of skill, determination and dedication to accomplish such a great triumph in the UK”



The latest briefing from your governing body



Suze Endean has been appointed as the new MSA Development Manager and takes up position on 27 February. Endean has worked for the past three and a half years as the Go Motorsport Regional Development Officer for London and the South East.

MSA BEGINS SEARCH FOR NEXT CHAIRMAN The process to identify the next MSA Chairman is under way, arising from confirmation that incumbent Chairman Alan Gow (pictured) will retire on 31 December 2017, having held the position since 1 January 2006. The MSA Board has appointed professional search firm Odgers Berndtson to identify the ideal candidate to Chair UK motorsport’s governing body from 2018. Any prospective applicants should direct their enquiries by email to Simon Cummins ( by no later than Monday 20 February 2017. The MSA anticipates announcing the appointment of its next Chairman later this year.


Endean will be responsible for all elements of club development including managing the team of ten Go Motorsport Regional Development Officers (RDOs). She will also be working with other key stakeholders to grow and sustain the volunteer workforce, including developing and delivering volunteer recruitment and retention projects and initiatives. Endean has been involved in motor sport including as a competitor, volunteer and licensed official for ten years and said of her appointment: “I’m excited to have the opportunity to help develop a sport I love. I have enjoyed my work in the south east and look forward to combining my experiences and skills with the challenges and opportunities that the Development Manager role will present. Supporting motor clubs, our volunteers and encouraging new people into motor sport will be my key initial prorities over the coming months.”

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ARR Craib SRC ‫@‏‬MSA_SRC Feb 14 Latest News: John Horton remembered with @ARRCraib @MSAUK #SRC17 Star Driver Award. Oliver Rowland @oliverrowland1 Feb 13 Really pleased to join @damsracing for 2017 in @GP2_Official . The targets are clear and we are here to win!

MSA MARSHALS RECEIVING WELCOME PACKS MSA-registered marshals across the country have started receiving the new MSA welcome pack in recognition of their invaluable voluntary contribution to motorsport. The pack comprises an MSA-branded tabard (one size fits all!), flask, torch, hand warmer, info-pens and a ‘thank you’ card. The MSA is aware that many marshals have expressed concerns at having yet to receive their packs – please be advised that over 8,000 packs are being distributed across the UK and the fulfilment process will take a few weeks. The MSA thanks marshals for their patience.

Arden Motorsport @ArdenMotorsport Feb 9 Due to expansion, we are looking for experienced race mechanics to join our team. Send your CV & cover letter to MSA @MSAUK Feb 8 Calling all competitors & motor sport medical personnel! Please help @EdinburghUni with their concussion survey: MSA @MSAUK Feb 1 Excited as always to receive our copy of @Motor_Sport! First issue under new editor @NickTrott27. Robert Ladbrook @LaddersMN Feb 1 Thanks for the great service @MSAUK. 2017 licence arrived today so I’m ready to rock!


VNUK: HOW IT AFFECTS YOU Those who may have missed last month’s MSA Extra are advised that the MSA has published an article on Vnuk, a European Court judgement that could potentially harm UK motorsport. The Court ruled that the requirement for compulsory insurance should cover any use of a vehicle, so long as that use is consistent with the normal function of the vehicle. This would require all competition cars in motorsport to have compulsory third party insurance. To find out more about Vnuk, how it affects motorsport and how the MSA is managing the issue on behalf of the sport, please CLICK HERE.

Issued by the Motor Sports Association Motor Sports House, Riverside Park Colnbrook, SL3 0HG Tel: +44 (0)1753 765000 Email:


News SHAW BECOMES BWRDC PRESIDENT The British Women Racing Drivers’ Club (BWRDC) has announced Georgie Shaw as its new President, taking over from Susan TP-Jamieson. Shaw’s appointment was confirmed at the club’s recent awards evening. “Since 1962 when Mary Wheeler MBE first conceived the idea of forming the BWRDC with just a small group of international racing drivers, the club’s membership has expanded dramatically over the past five decades,” said Shaw. “I shall endeavour to continue the great legacy set out by our Founder and President, the late Mary Wheeler MBE and past Presidents, the late Jean, Baroness Denton of Wakefield and Susan Jamieson.” A host of awards was presented during the ceremony, which featured Nathalie McGloin as the guest speaker. For more, visit


Loughborough Car Club has launched the tenth edition of its innovative Disabled Driver Scholarship, which offers a free season of club level motorsport for two people. Applications are invited from anyone aged 14 or over who can drive but needs basic hand controls. The scholarship will offer two individuals the opportunity to participate in a range of club motorsports events in the Loughborough area. Loughborough Car Club members will run a suitably adapted car, enabling the scholars to compete against local and regional drivers on a level playing field. Ian Trott, 2011 scholar, still competes on club events. He said: “The Loughborough Car Club Disabled Drivers Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for disabled people to compete in motorsport events in a fully adapted car – people who might well have thought that this was something they would never be able to achieve. With this opportunity, you can compete against – and beat – anyone! Apply today, you won’t regret it.” Scholarship organiser Richard Egger added: “It became apparent that the popular misconception that ‘motorsport is expensive and inaccessible’ applied to disabled drivers as much as any other individual. Driving competitively requires a large portion of mental


skill and commitment and a lesser element of physical prowess, which makes it ideal for getting everybody competing on the same event on equal terms.” For further information or to apply, contact Richard Egger on

MSA Extra / February 2017

News Specialist Committees:

SPECIALIST COMMITTEES: MSA REQUESTS NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 MEMBERSHIP The MSA is seeking nominations for individuals to join the Specialist Committees that represent the interests of the various ‘disciplines’ of motorsport. The Specialist Committees meet two or three times a year, normally at Motor Sports House, to discuss and debate new regulations and other issues. The following Specialist Committees may have vacancies available for next year: ƒƒ Autotest Committee ƒƒ Cross Country Committee ƒƒ Historic Committee ƒƒ Kart Committee ƒƒ Kart Technical Sub Committee ƒƒ Race Committee ƒƒ Rallies Committee ƒƒ Autocross & Rallycross Sub Committee ƒƒ Dragster Sub Committee ƒƒ Sprint & Hill Climb Sub Committee ƒƒ Trials Committee.

All applicants must be members of an MSA recognised motor club or Regional Association, which must ‘sponsor’ the application. However there are no formal qualifications required other than a commitment to and experience in motorsport. The role is entirely voluntary, although expenses will be paid to cover travel to meetings at Motor Sports House, and the appointment is normally for a three-year term.


Applicants should submit a brief CV of their motor sport involvement and achievements, including any relevant qualifications, together with a letter supporting your nomination from an MSA-recognised club or Regional Association. The Club or Regional Association will forward the application to Andrea Richards at Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG. This must be done as soon as possible as applications must be received before 2 June 2017. Please note any applications received after Friday 2 June 2017 will not be considered.

MOTOR SPORTS COUNCIL SEEKS HOME COUNTRIES REPRESENTATIVES The Motor Sports Council acts as a Sporting Commission, approving and amending rules proposed by its Committees or Advisory Panels. The Council also discusses other issues surrounding motorsport throughout the UK. Currently there are three Council representatives from the Home Countries: Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Committee Review Panel has decided to open this representation to applicants and the Panel therefore seeks nominations to represent Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and also England on Council in 2018. Successful nominations would be required to attend Council meetings during the year (currently three) and also to produce Home Country reports on motorsport activities for each Council agenda. There are no formal qualifications required other than a commitment to and experience in motorsport. To apply, applicants should submit a CV of their motorsport involvement and achievements, together with a letter of recommendation from their Regional Association Secretary and forward the application to Andrea Richards at Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG. This must be done as soon as possible, as applications must be received before 2 June 2017. Please note any applications received after Friday 2 June 2017 will not be considered.





The F4 British Championship certified by FIA – powered by Ford driver market is falling into place, with eight drivers announced in the space of nine days and many more waiting in the wings. They will join the already confirmed Jacky Liu (GW Motorsport), Billy Monger (JHR Developments), Jamie Sharp (Sharp Motorsport) and Patrik Pasma (Carlin). Double R Racing kicked-off the flurry of British F4 driver news with its first signing, Swedish single-seater champion Linus Lundqvist. Carlin got in on the act by announcing that karting prodigy Logan Sargeant and German Lucas Alecco Roy will join the reigning champions. Sargeant wasted no time, laying down a marker by topping the times in the first official pre-season test.

Irish karting champion Lucca Allen was unveiled as the first driver to join the Ford F4 Challenge Cup with Falcon Motorsport, while TRS Arden’s Olli Caldwell outlined plans to contest the Challenge Cup just hours later. Along with Caldwell’s news came the reveal of his TRS Arden teammates; leading Australian karter Oscar Piastri, American hotshot Yves Baltas and 2016 British F4 Rookie class vice-champion Ayrton Simmons.

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The MSA British Sporting Trials Championship will introduce a new class this year for live axle cars. The MSA Live Axle Trophy will be awarded for the first time at the end of the season. Regulations are available on the MSA Sporting Trials Facebook page:


MSA Extra / February 2017



The clock is counting down towards the start of the 2017 Prestone MSA British Rally Championship, which gets under way on next month’s Brick & Steel Border Counties Rally (17-18 March). The title race cover seven rounds in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Belgium, before culminating on the season’s final encounter on the Isle of Man in September. “2016 was just the start of a new era for the BRC,” said Ben Taylor, Manging Director. “This year is going to take the UK’s premier championship to another level. We have an exciting new sponsor, fabulous TV deals and a host of drivers throughout the classes who are going to do battle on great stages. Everyone is looking to up their game in 2017 – events, teams, drivers, sponsors and of course us as championship organisers too.” A full entry list for next month’s season-opener will be published in a few weeks’ time. Visit for more details.

“This year is going to take the UK’s premier championship to another level. We have an exciting new sponsor, fabulous TV deals and a host of drivers throughout the classes who are going to do battle on great stages”



MINTEX MSA BHRC KICKS OFF ON RED KITE STAGES The 2017 Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship will start on the Red Kite Stages this Sunday, with the historics tackling 45 miles of classic Welsh stages on the Llandovery-based event. Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke will open their bid for a record third straight title and their Ford Escort Mk2 leads the overall field away. Leading the chase of Pritchard and Clarke will be the similar Escorts of Nick Elliott/Dave Price and Joe Price/Chris Brooks, while a gaggle of other quick Escorts pack out the top quality historic entry.

While the championship will again feature on Motors TV, there will be more online content, including mini-features, editorials, previews and swift post-event summaries, available via social media and YouTube. For more information, visit

MSA ISSUES 100,000TH PERMIT On 24 January the MSA Competitions & Clubs Department issued the 100,000th MSA Permit to Bridgend Automobile Club, for its October Autotest. The MSA began issuing event permits in 2000. The MSA Permit covers events under the governing body’s Master Policy of insurance and ensures that they are run in accordance with MSA Regulations to help ensure safety and fair play. The MSA issues approximately 5,000 event permits per year. For more about Bridgend Automobile Club, visit


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CO-DRIVER TREKS SNOWDON FOR AIR AMBULANCE CHARITY Rally co-driver Dan Saunders is climbing Snowdon at night to raise money for the helicopter charity that rescued him after an incident on the 2016 Welsh Marches Mini Epynt Stages. Saunders and his partner, Mandy, will take part in the Snowdon Sunrise walk, a trek up Wales’ tallest mountain at night, in aid of Wales Air Ambulance. Recalling the incident, Saunders said: “We were about 200 yards from the finish. We carried far too much speed, and Martin, my driver, straightened the car up to reduce the risk of rolling. The car was 20ft in the air, and we went straight off down the side of the mountain.

“By the time the emergency team had got me out of the car and back on the road, I was told that Wales Air Ambulance was on its way. I feel like I owe Wales Air Ambulance a lot, there will always be a soft spot in my heart for them.” Each of Wales Air Ambulance’s missions cost around £1,500 and every year the charity needs to raise £6.5 million to fund its operations. The MSA recently pledged up to £10,000 to each UK air ambulance service over a five-year period (see MSA Extra, November 2016). If you wish to sponsor Dan and Mandy, please click here:

MSA INTER-ASSOCIATION AUTOSOLO DETAILS It has been confirmed that the MSA Inter-Association autosolo will take place on 18 June at the M6 Lymm Services.

nominate an A & B team of three drivers, however no more than one each from classes B, D & E or two from B, D & E combined.

Hosted by the ANCC, the popular event is also a round of the ANWCC Autosolo & All-rounders, BTRDA Autosolo & Allrounders championships and will feature five classes. An Association can

For more information contact Clerk of the Course Graham Maxwell:



The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has awarded MSA National Championship titles to the Formula TKM National Championships, adding further prestige to a series that counts an F1 world champion among its past winners and which boasts an impressive entry this year. The MSA has granted the use of two new titles for three years from 2017: MSA TKM Junior National Championship and MSA TKM Senior National Championship. The agreement can be extended for a further three years when the class is re-homologated in 2020.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, added: “We feel it is only right that the UK’s most successful class ever should gain MSA National Championship status. We are pleased to see the continued outstanding success of this class.”

Commenting on the new agreement with the MSA, TKM boss Alan Turney said: “We are proud and delighted to add the prestigious MSA name and status to our national championships. I know it will give our champions an extra spring in their step at the end of the year.

The MSA TKM National Championships will continue to be run by Super One, with seven rounds across the UK, starting in March. The 2017 MSA Junior TKM class currently has 31 entries, while the MSA TKM Senior Extreme class has 46, making a total of 77 TKMs.

“We have worked with the ABkC for many years and will of course continue to do so but the offer to gain MSA status for our championships was too appealing to turn down.”


Set to be opened by the legendary Jacky Ickx, Historic Motorsport International (HMI) is a new event celebrating historic racing and rallying at ExCeL London from 23-26 February 2017. Visitors will be able to see stunning competition cars up close – including many for sale – and browse more than 50 exhibitors, find leading preparers and restorers and get the heads-up on this year’s championships from organisers and promoters. HMI ticket holders will also gain free admission to The London Classic Car Show. The HMI organisers have offered complimentary tickets (subject to availability) to MSA members. To obtain your complimentary tickets please click on this link and quote ticket code HM351: For further information and to sign up to the show e-newsletter, visit


MSA Extra / February 2017

News awards

Alan Gow and Claire Williams with the Environmental Award

MSA SEEKS ENVIRONMENTAL NOMINATIONS The governing body is seeking nominations for the 2017 MSA Environmental Award, which recognises truly exceptional or outstanding contributions towards environmental responsibility and the active promotion of sustainability within motor sport activities, events and communications. Recent winners include Anglesey Circuit, Greenpower, Williams Hybrid Power and Rt Hon The Lord Drayson. If successful, the latest winner will receive the prestigious trophy during the MSA Night of Champions ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in London next January.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, 20 October. The award process and nomination form can be found on the MSA website:

PRINCE MICHAEL AWARD OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS Nominations papers are available for the 2017 HRH Prince Michael Award of Merit, the highest personal award made by the Motor Sports Council. The award is given to a maximum of two recipients per year in recognition of meritorious service to UK motor sport. Nomination papers are available directly from the MSA and should be returned before the end of October.

HRH Prince Michael (l) with previous winner Les Needham

For further information, please email MSA General Secretary Simon Blunt on


Training Updates from the MSA Training Team

LICENSED OFFICIALS SEMINARS The 2017 Seminars for licensed officials are now underway, with training events having been undertaken in Exeter, Basingstoke Brands Hatch and Guernsey. These events have once again been very well attended with over 180 Clerks and Stewards having been trained. The Licensed Officials Seminars continue on into April with 11 venues still to be covered. Places are available at the following venues: Sunday

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2nd April 2017

North West; Carlisle


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If you wish to register for a seminar then please contact and an invitation/reply slip will be sent to you.

MSA / BMSTT SUPPORTED MARSHALS / RESCUE/ RECOVERY TRAINING DAYS A full list of the MSA/ BMSTT supported training days for 2017 can be found on the MSA’s website at: For further information on these events please contact the organisers direct.

MARSHAL’S PERSONAL RECORD CARD GUIDANCE NOTES Guidance note on the completion of the Personal Record Cards for the Race, Speed and Karting disciplines can be found on the MSA’s website at:

MSA PURCHASES FIA RALLY EXTRICATION TRAINER The MSA is pleased to announce the purchase of an FIA Rally Extrication Trainer, for use at MSA Rescue Training Days. The trainer, complete with competition seats and belts, is transportable in a small van and is an excellent training aid for Marshals, Medics and Rescue crews.

14 The guidance notes for the completion of the Rally / Cross Country Personal Record disciplines will be issued once finalised.

2016 MSA /BMSTT SUPPORTED TRAINING DAY CLAIMS All organisers of the MSA/ BMSTT supported training days during 2016 who received notification of grant aid funding are requested to submit their claim paperwork to the MSA by 31st March 2017 at the very latest. MSA Extra / February 2017

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Technical Updates, clarifications and advice

ROPS Competitors are reminded of MSA Yearbook regulation (K)1.3.8 which states that ‘all welding should be of the highest possible quality with full penetration…’ The welding pictured is not of the highest quality, as it is incomplete! Scrutineers have been advised to subject ROPS to scrutiny in accordance with the regulations – incomplete welding will never prove acceptable.

CAMERAS The MSA Technical Department wishes to issue a reminder of the regulations regarding helmet-mounted cameras. The image shows a camera mounting bracket attached to a helmet presented for scrutineering at a stage rally. MSA Yearbook regulation (K)10.3.3(d) is very clear in stating that the ‘…fitment of cameras to helmets by whatever means is not permitted unless an integral camera is provided by the helmet manufacturer and that model of helmet is approved under one of the accepted standards.’ The attachment in this picture is clearly not part of a camera integral to the helmet and as such is not acceptable for use in MSA events where a helmet is mandatory.

FIA SEAT HOMOLOGATION LABELS The image shows a fraudulent seat homologation label. First, the spelling of the word ‘manufactured’ at the top is wrong – the ‘c’ is missing. Secondly, the manufacture date is given as December 2012 but remember that the use of this old-style FIA homologation label ceased at the end of 2011, so a seat manufactured in 2012 must use the newstyle FIA label with a hologram. The manufacturer has confirmed that the label is not genuine, both from these two clues and also

through cross-referencing the serial number on their database, which shows that the seat with this number was in fact manufactured in December 2008. Accordingly competitors are again advised to purchase regulated safety items from a reputable dealer, and if purchasing from an alternative source such as another competitor, they should check very carefully for any suspicious details such as those outlined in this case shown.

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Latest results across the different types of motor sport goverened by the MSA

Phil Stewart

MCGRADY INSURANCE MSA NORTHERN IRELAND RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Round 1: Pacenotes Stages Rally, 11 February Jonny Greer and Brian Crawford took a superb victory on the Pacenotes Stages Rally, held at Kirkistown race-circuit. Results 1 Jonny Greer/ Brian Crawford (CitroĂŤn DS3 R5) 30m13.0s 2 Derek McGarrity/Robert Travers (Ford Fiesta R5) +0m:13.0s 3 Peadar Hurson/Gary McElhinney (Ford Fiesta WRC) +0m:55.4s


PIRELLI MSA WELSH RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP Round 1: Cambrian Rally, 11 February After months of preparation the Cambrian Rally was cancelled before all crews had completed Stage 1, Alwen. No results were declared. The MSA Safety Delegate, in consultation with the event organisers, decided that the inclement weather and road conditions on the remaining stages Aberhirnant and Llangower raised serious concerns regarding the safety of competitors, marshals and spectators. The cancellation means that the championship will now count the best five scores from the remaining seven events.


Academy Equipping the UK’s most promising young drivers

KING JOINS MP MOTORSPORT FOR THIRD GP2 CAMPAIGN MSA Team UK member Jordan King has joined Dutch team MP Motorsport for the 2017 GP2 season – his third in the championship. The 22-year-old, who achieved two race wins and three podiums in the 2016 season, joins the team on the back of its most successful GP2 campaign since entering the series in 2013. Speaking of his move to the team, King said: I’m really looking forward to racing with MP Motorsport for the 2017 season. I’ve known the team a long time and worked with them straight out of karting, so in a way it’s a bit of a homecoming for me. One of the


biggest reasons for me to join them was the level of trust that comes with such a longstanding relationship. “Coming into my third year I’ve never been in a better place physically and mentally and I’m aiming to improve on my strong season last year.” The first round of the 2017 GP2 Series takes place in Bahrain on 1416 April.

MSA Extra / February 2017

MSA Academy

CO-DRIVERS LEARN TO COMMUNICATE BTCC presenter Louise Goodman hosted a media training day with 11 of the UK’s most promising young co-drivers at Motor Sports House last month (23 January). Joined by programme leader Paul Spooner, the MSA Academy navigators were given tips on public speaking and maintaining a professional social media presence, before undergoing a mock interview with Louise.

twitter feed Jack Morton @TheJackMorton Jan 23 Great day with @MSAAcademy & @LouGoodmanMedia learning a lot about handing media situations #improving #drivingtalentforward


Jonathan Jackson @aJonJackson Jan 23 Great day at @MSAUK @MSAAcademy with @LouGoodmanMedia, learning vital media skills for the future #mediatraining #confidence

Team UK’s Chris Ingram has confirmed his return to the European Rally Championship with German team Opel Motorsport. The 22-year-old from Manchester won the 2016 ERC3 category but missed out on the junior championship title after a dramatic season finale head-to-head. This year’s six round title race begins with Portugal’s Azores Airlines Rally on 30 March to 1 April. Follow Chris’s progress via his @ChrisIngramGB Twitter feed.

Phil Hall ‫@‏‬PhilHallRally Jan 23 @MSAAcademy media training with @ LouGoodmanMedia, preparing for a big @OfficialWRC year! #SpoilerAlert #mondaymotivation

MCCARTHY HELPS AASE Karting Magazine Editor and former AASE student, Chris McCarthy, visited level one AASE students at Loughborough College to deliver a communications session. Presenting to over 20 students, McCarthy spoke about the importance of maintaining an active website and social media presence as well as providing tips on dealing with the press on events. The MSA Academy AASE programme will be featured in the spring edition of MSA Magazine, sent out to all members in March.


GoMotorsport Developing club motorsport for people of all ages and backgrounds

Moore’s Month Updates from South West RDO, Kevin Moore “Weston College has become the established scrutineering venue for the Brean Stages Rally. Each year the college’s automotive department is descended on by over 100 competing cars and their associated entourage. “The event is welcomed by the college, with many of the students involved in the scrutineering, stewarding the assembly areas and supporting event staff as required. “But on this year’s event the college received unannounced visitors - Ofsted inspectors! Luckily the inspectors saw the event as a positive experience for the students and liked the interaction opportunity with the spectating public. “Linking Weston College with motorsport initiatives has proven to be extremely successful. This link is now so established that 15 members of staff from the college have completed the MSA marshal accreditation training and another 90 staff and students are expected to do so following the rally.”

KIRKISTOWN PRIMARY VISIT Kirkistown Race Circuit hosted the opening round of the McGrady Insurance N.I. Rally Championship on 11 February with North Armagh Motor Club’s Pacenotes Stages Rally. The day before the event, Go Motorsport RDO Jonathan MacDonald paid a visit to Kirkistown Primary School, less than two miles from the circuit. Accompanied by local competitors David and Stevie Evans, and their Peugeot 205 rally car, the students enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the car while being told about its safety features as well as the safety precautions taken by competitors. At the end of the visit, students were invited to attend the Pacenotes Rally and thanks to Richard Young and the 500 Motor Racing Club of Ireland, vouchers were distributed, giving the children and their families free entry to the venue. As a result, three families attended the event the following day, with four Kirkistown Primary students and three adults braving the cold to enjoy their first taste of motorsport! Kirkistown Primary School has also expressed an interest in organising a school trip to the venue, something that the 500 MRCI are equally keen on accommodating. Watch this space...

contact your RDO If your Motor Club is interested in taking up similar options please contact your local Regional Development Officer. 20

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Go Motorsport


West Midlands RDO Bryn Pound began working with Harper Adams Univeristy last year when Dr Ianto Guy, Head of Off Road Vehicle Engineering, asked for help in progressing the two university motorsport clubs: a 4x4 off road club and the new Harper Adams Motorsport team. Bryn put the university in contact with Whitchurch Motor Club who mentored the students in organising Autotests and Autosolos, in return for use of the campus carparks for their round of the MSA British Autotest Championship. He also encouraged 27 students to register as rally marshals, with 25 going on to marshal at the Cholmondley Castle Stage of WRGB. Behind the scenes students had been working towards a season of rallying in the MSA British Junior Rally Championship and at Autosport International in January announced that they would be running an R2 Fiesta in association with M-Sport. Pound said: “The team will be competing in a freshly built M-Sport R2 National, with Harper Adams the first and only University in the UK to field their own team at this level, with all the positions from the driver, to service crew being filled by students studying at the university. This is a unique opportunity and a first for Harper Adams, branching out from the traditional agricultural background. “As the RDO for the West Midlands it has been a great pleasure working with a very enthusiastic group of people, both tutors and students alike and Go Motorsport will continue to support and advise them and other educational establishments who want to promote motorsport within their curriculum.”

ASSOCIATION CENTRAL SOUTHERN MOTOR CLUBS 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the ACSMC. The association celebrated with a busy marshal training and awards presentation day at Brooklands Museum.

A record number of marshals attended an interactive session with first-on-scene training led by Eric Little and Paramedic Tony Brooks. This highlighted the key principles to be applied by those attending the immediate aftermath of an incident and gave the opportunity to practice key skills using resuscitation dummies.  In the afternoon the 2016 Championship Awards were presented for the regional Autotest, Sprint, Hillclimb and Rally Championships, which will be joined in 2017 by a new AutoSOLO championship.

Club Corner

THE MG CAR CLUB MIDLAND CENTRE PRODUCTION CAR TRIAL The MG Car Club Midland Centre are running a single venue taster production car trial on 30 April 2017 at East Lodge Farm near Bromsgrove. The event is open to anyone over the age of 14 and standard road cars are both eligible and suitable, with non-damaging course consisting of grass and mud.

The format will include an explanation of the different types of trial, classes, how to prepare a vehicle, completing paperwork, driving instruction and driving practice. Regulations and an entry form are available on the website or Facebook page.



And the award goes to... 1

JLT MSA Club of the Year: Farnborough District Motor Club

The latest MSA British title winners were crowned at the annual Night of Champions ceremony at the Royal Automobile Club in January


JLT MSA Volunteer of the Year – Overall: James McKeefry



Award Presentations made by…

JLT MSA Volunteer of the Year – Clerks & Stewards: Wilson Carson


1-8: 6

Richard Rainbow, JLT Specialty


Jeremy Townsend, Renault UK JLT MSA Volunteer of the Year – Technical Official: Patricia Laverty

JLT MSA Volunteer of the Year – Marshal: Keith Gault


JLT MSA Volunteer of the Year – Other: Margaret Simpson




Derek Walters, Racing Steps Foundation


Alan Gow, MSA Chairman

14-23: FIA Best Official of the Season: David Barlow

Renault MSA Young Journalist of the Year: Jack Benyon


RSF MSA Young Driver of the Year: Lewis Brown


Renault MSA Young Photographer of the Year: Dan Bathie


MSA Environmental Award: Anglesey Circuit


Graham Stoker, FIA Deputy President (Sport)


Jean Todt, FIA President

BWRDC Lord Wakefield Trophy: Katherine Legge

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Night of Champions 13

MSA British Junior Kart Championship: Jonathan Hoggard


MSA British Short Circuit Kart Championship: Oliver Hodgson


MSA British Car Trial Championship: Henry Kitching


MSA British Historic Rally Championship: Jason Pritchard and Phil Clarke


F4 British Championship – Certified by FIA, powered by EcoBoost: Max Fewtrell (collected by Gerard Quinn)






MSA British Cross Country Championship: Martin Gould and Simon Kerfoot


MSA British Rally Championship: Elfyn Evans and Craig Parry


MSA British Touring Car Championship Manufacturer: West Surrey Racing


MSA British Sprint Championship: Colin Calder

MSA British Rallycross Championship: Dan Rooke

MSA British Manufacturers Rally Championship: Ford (collected by Ford Performance’s Gerard Quinn)


MSA British Long Circuit Kart Championship: Jack Layton

MSA British Autotest Championship: Alastair Moffatt

MSA British Hill Climb Championship: Scott Moran


MSA British Short Circuit Gearbox Kart Championship: Scott Allen


MSA British Sporting Trials Championship: Roland Uglow

MSA British Drag Racing Championship: Andy Robinson



MSA British Touring Car Championship: Gordon Shedden


British GT Championship: Jonny Adam and Derek Johnston

Nobody was present to receive the JLT MSA Volunteer of the Year (Rescue & Recovery), MSA British Cadet Kart, MSA British Junior Rally or British F3 trophies. For details of all the award winners and their achievements, please CLICK HERE.


MSA Extra


MSA Extra, February 2017  

The MSA newsletter for British motorsport!

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