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general Motor Sports Council Motor Sports Council has approved the following regulation changes with effect from 1 January 2014. Further details will be made available in the next edition of MSA magazine. 1. Stage Rallying: a. Seats: From January 2014, all stage rally cars must now be fitted with in-date FIA homologated seats (see sidebar). b. Tyres: i. The MSA is working closely with the tyre manufacturers and will shortly finalise the creation of Tyre List 6. From January 2015 only tyres from the new Tyre List 6 will be permitted for use on unsealed surface stage rallies. ii. Cars using wheels of 12” diameter or less will be exempt from Tyre List 6. iii. Hand-cutting of tyres will not be allowed on unsealed surface stage rallies, but will still be permitted for other stage rallies. iv. Where conditions dictate, the Clerk of the Course with the agreement of the Stewards of the Meeting, may declare the event to be of “Winter Conditions” and suspend the requirement to comply with Tyre List 6. c. Route Liaison Officers (RLO) must be consulted by organisers of ALL rallies, whether or not the events use the public highway and the RLO may require the Clerk of the Course to order additional technical restrictions on vehicles as appropriate in their area.2. Karting: a. Tyre testing: Regulations have been approved to govern the testing of tyres with effect from January 2014. b. Ages: The current age regulations in Junior karting will remain unchanged for 2014 with a full review of karting ages, weights and licensing requirements to be proposed in the course of 2014. 3. Racing: a. Proposals to reintroduce the ‘Battenberg’ quartered flag were withdrawn following the consultation process. b. Regulations were approved to govern the concurrent running of two endurance races of different durations. 4. Rallycross: A complete set of regulations for space frame Rallycross vehicles will become mandatory from January 2016. These vehicles will be inspected and issued with a Rallycross Spaceframe Vehicle Identity Form. Existing log-booked space frame Rallycross vehicles may continue until 31 December 2015. 5. Drag Racing: From January 2014, all Drag Racing competitors under the age of 18 will require their parent/guardian to hold a PG Entrant’s Licence, to attend the event and to sign-on as the Entrant. 6. Fuel: With effect from January 2014, where authority is given by the MSA for events not to use Pump Fuel, those events must use fuel in compliance with FIA Appendix J Article 252, Article 9. This allows a maximum RON level of 102 Octane. At its previous meeting in June, the Motor Sports Council had requested the MSA to remind competitors of their obligation to use the correct fuel as laid down in the regulations. In support of these revised fuel regulations, the MSA confirmed that it will be providing clear guidance and further training to all scrutineers and officials in the coming months. It will also clarify the responsibility of event organisers to ensure that illegal fuel is not made available to competitors. In addition, the MSA would like to draw the attention of all competitors to an extensive programme of random fuel testing that will begin in 2014. The governing body is committed to ensuring a level playing field and a safe environment for the greater enjoyment of all and urges competitors to abide by the regulations and not to risk exclusion from their events.



MSC confirms lifing for Stage Rally seats The Motor Sports Council has confirmed that from next year all stage rally cars must be equipped with seats that have a current in-date FIA homologation, bringing the MSA in line with FIA regulations and the vast majority of National Sporting Authorities (ASNs) around the world. From 1st January 2014, all stage rally cars will therefore have to comply with Regulation (R)48.10.6 which states: “[Cars must] Be fitted with front seats that are currently FIA homologated complying with K2.2, with appropriate seat mountings and Section K Appendix 2 Drawing number 32.” “There is no doubt that lifing is an imperfect approach, but having considered all the options to monitor usage rather than time, we have not found a solution that offers a compelling reason to go in a different direction to the rest of the world,” said Nick Bunting, MSA Chief Executive. This week’s decision follows detailed consideration by the Council of this specific research project that had been undertaken on behalf of the Motor Sports Association to assess the issue of lifing. The full report can be found here. http://www.msauk. org/uploadedfiles/news/ Stage_Rally_seats_report_ Sept_2013.pdf


general @msauk JMMC Rally Jamaica @JamaicaRally 13 Sep JMMC event officials will be undergoing training this weekend with @msauk representatives. Here’s to achieving global best practice standard

WRGB entries open Official entries are now open for Wales Rally GB, the final round of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship on 14-17 November. The full four-day WRC event, featuring 196 stage miles, carries a significantly discounted entry fee of £1500 for all-British crews (driver and co-driver holding MSA Competition Licences and British passports). The fee for non-British crews is £2,598. There is also a choice between two National events; the three-day National Rally includes 11 of the 13 Wales Rally GB stages, starting on Friday with Hafren, Sweet Lamb and Myherin. The shorter two-day National Rally begins on Saturday morning and shares the same route as the three-day event, including the two new RallyFest stages at Chirk Castle and Kinmel Park, plus the historic Great Orme. National Rally crews will be based at the new WRC Service Park in Deeside, and finishers will collect their trophies on the WRC Start/Finish Podium in Llandudno. The three-day event includes 114 miles of competitive stages for an entry fee of £900, while the 72-mile, two-day alternative is priced at £600. Categories for historic and FIA classes are available, all with their own awards.

Jake Dennis @JakeDennis19 12 Sep A fresh team UK sticker on the side pod. @MSATeamUK @MSAUK Chris Middlehurst @chrismidracing 12 Sep @MSAUK I thought the article was brilliant. Marshals really are the un-sung heroes of Motorsport. Without them there would be no racing. Chris Hodder @BMF_Chris 11 Sep Spent the day at the @MSAUK offices for a LARA meeting. Deregulation Bill was a hot topic. Tony Mulcahy™ @TonyIfinity 9 Sep @MSAUK > 650 Marshals have renewed online since 4 September.

The final closing date is Friday 1 November and competitors can enter on-line via the ‘competitors’ navigation on the official website.

BRC & BHRC agree running order MSA British Rally Championship crews will run ahead of MSA British Historic Rally Championship competitors on all their joint events from 2014. The move has been mutually agreed between the two championships. The BHRC Category 1 cars (Pre-1968) will then be seeded in a small field, followed by the other Historic Cars which will be seeded in a single field. A further field for other modern cars may follow. Where there are National A and B entries of comparable performance, organisers will request permission - under (R)24.1.4. - to combine them into a common field. “These changes will ensure that the prominence of the BRC as the UK’s top domestic rally championship is respected, while recognising the vulnerability and needs of pre-’68 cars,” said Ian Davis, MSA Rallies Executive.

Katie McQuillan @McQuillan1 7 Sep It’s my 1st @MSAUK race weekend at Hooton Park. A bit nervous but excited and my kart looks epic!!! Mark Bastin @Markbastin72 6 Sep Well that’s me re registered as @MSAUK Track Marshal for 2014. My 14th year!! #timeflies




2013 young journalist & photographer awards The MSA is inviting submissions for the 2013 Renault MSA Young Motor Sport Journalist and Photographer of the Year awards.

Ulster Rally Shares the Road to Zero Northern Ireland’s Department of the Environment has welcomed the Ulster Rally’s support for the ‘Share the Road to Zero’ road safety campaign.

Each winner will receive a trophy and a cheque for £1000 at the MSA’s Night of Champions ceremony (pictured) at the Royal Automobile Club in January. In addition the winning photographer’s images will be framed and hung at both the Royal Automobile Club and Motor Sports House, and will also appear in MSA magazine. “Renault UK is proud to have sponsored the MSA Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year awards for over 10 years, helping to showcase the brightest young motor sport media talent while also demonstrating our wide-ranging commitment to the sport,” said Jeremy Townsend, Renault UK Communications Director. “Having seen previous winners’ careers flourish, we look forward to canvassing this year’s entries and identifying the next top writers and photographers in the business.” Candidates must have been aged 25 or under on 1 January 2013 and be able to demonstrate published work involving domestic UK motor sport. They can work in local, regional, specialist or electronic media and are required to submit a minimum of three published articles or photographs from the UK media this year. Application forms are available by email from


DOE Road Safety’s Margaret Aiken said, “‘Share the Road to Zero’ is a huge community programme with one aim – a vision of zero road deaths in Northern Ireland. As road users, we all share the road, so this campaign is asking us to also share the responsibility. As such, we are encouraging citizens in Northern Ireland to sign up to a path towards no deaths on our roads and in turn pledging to use the roads safely.” Lewis Boyd , Todds Leap Ulster Rally Clerk of the Course, added: “It is a privilege for the Ulster Rally to support ‘Share the Road to Zero’ and we actively encourage every road user to sign up to the Road to Zero and commit to zero road deaths in Northern Ireland. It must be remembered that The Ulster Rally’s competitors are only allowed to drive fast on the special stages, which are closed to the public and open only to licenced drivers who have proven that they have the necessary skills to rally safely.” Organisations and individuals can view the television campaign and pledge online at and share through Facebook and Twitter.

Abingdon CAR-nival raises thousands The 2013 Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival, a weekend of charity fundraising motor sport, raised a record total of £17,120 for good causes. Now in its 17th year, the event at Abingdon Airfield featured a 150-car sprint, 100-car stage rally and an autosolo. It now boasts a running total in excess of £200,000 raised for charity. The main beneficiaries are the Friends of Stowford, a local complex of care homes for the disabled in Shippon near the airfield, as well as the Army Benevolent Fund (Oxford), better known as the Soldiers Charity. “This is a superb result for everybody and it is brilliant that we can have so much fun and still raise such enormous funds for charities directly associated with the airfield,” said event director Barry Guess. “I thank the people of the local communities for putting up with us every year and I hope that we do not inconvenience them too much.”



MSA confirms new kart classes for 2014 Three new kart classes will be introduced on 1 January 2014, for an initial threeyear period: Formula KGP Junior; IAME X30 Senior and IAME X30 Junior. The new classes have passed initial on-track testing and will be introduced at club and regional levels only, with no national or British championships during their initial three-year homologation period. These classes will be homologated for the next three years – subject to final verification – in accordance with new-for-2013 regulations designed to ensure stability in karting; no further new junior or senior non-gearbox kart classes will be introduced until at least 2017, when the next homologation period begins. “The MSA’s new threeyear homologation procedure for new kart classes is an important development, ensuring stability and consistency while allowing the sport to evolve,” said Nick Bunting, MSA Chief Executive. “These new classes have met all the necessary requirements to date and we look forward to seeing them in action for the first time in 2014.” Andy Cox, Managing Director of KGP UK, said: “We have already demonstrated engine parity and realistic racing costs in the senior version of KGP. Now a ‘junior’ can use the same KGP engine, with some power restrictions, and have continuity of equipment from Junior to Senior KGP. We think this is a real positive for a junior competitor and it keeps their costs lower for the future.” James Mills of JM Engineering, IAME’s UK distributor, added: “We are extremely privileged to have been given this opportunity to bring the X30 to the UK market. Our goal is to bring an affordable and reliable engine built for one purpose – kart racing – giving the competitor, whether they are a leisure or professional driver, the utmost enjoyment, knowing they’re using a dedicated kart racing engine.”

FIA withdraws Power On Racewear’s PRO POWER 3 overall homologation Competitors are advised that the FIA has withdrawn its homologation for the PRO POWER 3 overall, manufactured by Power On Racewear, with immediate effect. The removal of the PRO POWER 3 overall’s homologation means that it no longer complies with the FIA 88562000 standard. As the overall does not meet any alternative standards under MSA Regulation (K)9, it is no longer acceptable for any MSA-sanctioned motor sport where overalls are a mandatory requirement. The FIA also advises that is has found underwear, shoes, gloves and balaclavas sold by Power On Racewear bearing labels suggesting that they are FIA-approved when in fact they are not. Power On Racewear is not included in FIA Technical List 27, Part 2: List of approved under garment manufacturers. For further information, please contact the MSA Technical Department via +44 (0) 1753 765 000 or

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appointments National Development Officer Scotland (flexible base in and around partner offices as required) Full-time £26,000 – £30,000 (depending upon experience)

World karting back in Britain Lincolnshire’s PF International and Trent Valley Kart Club (TVKC) hosted round one of the CIK-FIA KF World Championship on 1 September, almost 45 years after world-level karting last visited the UK. A 1,500-strong crowd and an international television audience witnessed the action, which included Max Verstappen breaking the lap record by more than two tenths of a second amid perfect conditions. Verstappen strolled to a convincing win in the main final (pictured), taking a giant leap towards being crowned World KF Champion 2013. Meanwhile the supporting KF Junior International Super Cup went to British driver Lando Norris, with current MSA British Junior Kart Championship leader Jehan Daruvala second, ahead of the German Mick Betsch in third. “It is hard to believe that World class karting has not been to the UK for 45 years!” said Nigel Edwards, TVKC chairman. “Paul Fletcher and TVKC saw the opportunity to showcase the fantastic facilities at PFI and plotted to get International karting back to the UK. Paul should be very proud as the circuit and its facilities were credited by all concerned as being among the best in the world.”

MSA confirms Le Cont for Bambino The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is delighted to announce that it has selected the Le Cont MSA 04 intermediate as the Bambino kart class tyre, with effect from 1 January 2014. The tyre will be homologated by the MSA. The announcement follows a tender process launched in August 2012 to find a supplier for the Bambino tyres and another for the engine. The engine has already been confirmed as the Comer C50. Dan Parker of Zip Kart, Le Cont’s UK distributor, said: “We have worked closely with the Le Cont during this tender process to produce this brand new all-weather tyre . In testing the tyre has delivered very consistent behaviour in both wet and dry conditions as well as great durability. We feel this is a fantastic tyre for the new class allowing drivers one tyre for all conditions.”


The MSA and Scottish Auto Cycle Union (SACU), in partnership with sportscotland, are seeking a National Development Officer to support the newly formed Scottish Motor Sports (SMS) group by leading the development of two- and four-wheel motorsport in Scotland. The role will focus on developing SMS’s strategic direction and objectives, with the support of clubs and national development initiatives. Allan McNish, Scottish sports car and former F1 driver, said: “Scotland’s motor sport heritage is second to none, and this fantastic career opportunity offers an outstanding individual the chance to contribute significantly to that ongoing success. Full-time roles such as this are rare in the world of motor sport, so I would certainly urge anybody who feels they have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to throw their hat into the ring and submit their application to Scottish Motor Sports.” The full job description and application form can be downloaded via the following links: SMS Development Officer – job specification SMS Development Officer – application form Completed applications should be sent with a covering letter to: Paul Carlyle SMS c/o SACU 28 West Main Street Uphall West Lothian EH52 5DW Closing date for applications: Friday 20 September 2013. Interviews will be scheduled for the week commencing 7 October 2013.



Surtees for Autosport International John Surtees, the only man to have won world championships on two wheels and four, will headline Autosport International at Birmingham’s NEC on 11-12 January. Starting the 50th anniversary celebrations of his 1964 Formula One World Championship triumph with Ferrari, Surtees will be joined by a collection of machinery from his career. He will also highlight the work of the Henry Surtees Foundation.

Road Races Order consultation The motor sport community is urged to respond to consultation on a proposed amendment to the Road Races Order in Northern Ireland. In particular the Association of Northern Ireland Car Clubs (ANICC) is keen for a 24-hour window of opportunity to amend a race day, rather than the 48 hours currently stated. To view the consultation document, please click here: publications-details.htm?docid=9008


Club Child Protection Officer Courses The MSA has arranged a number of training seminars for current and prospective Club Child Protection Officers. The move recognises the fact that many Club Child Protection Officers may have received little or no training in their vital role, and that any training they may have had might not align with government guidelines. The available seminars are: Day/Date Location Tuesday 8th October Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells Wednesday 9th October Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon Thursday 10th October Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport Wednesday 30th October Holiday Inn, Haydock Park Thursday 31st October Holiday Inn, Garforth, Nr Leeds Tuesday 5th November Holiday Inn, Basingstoke Wednesday 6th November Buckerall Lodge Hotel, Exeter Thursday 7th November Aztec Hotel, Bradley Stoke, Nr Bristol Thursday 14th November Moorings Hotel, Motherwell

“Autosport International is a major part of the motor sport calendar, and I’m delighted to be attending the 2014 show,” said Surtees, who is also an ambassador for the Racing Steps Foundation, the MSA’s education partner. “Having raced for over 30 years in many different disciplines, it’ll be exciting to pass on my experiences to passionate fans, and share the work of the Henry Surtees Foundation in motor sport and road safety.” Tickets are now on sale, starting from £31 for adults. MSA members are eligible for a £5 discount, available here using the code 5MSA: member Industry members can also register for the show’s trade-only days, 9-10 January, by clicking here: For further information about the show, visit the new

All seminars begin at 7pm and last approximately three hours. There are limited places at all venues. Enquiries should be directed to to Alan Page at the MSA via 01753 765000 or




TECHNICAL / REGULATIONS Advice on helmet condition

Fire extinguishers advice

Many helmets in use will have minor chips and, as a general principle, this is acceptable providing that only the gel coat is damaged and the underlying structural material of the helmet, such as the fibres, are not visible.

Competitors using mechanical ‘plumbed-in’ systems are advised that it is important to check the cable for signs of corrosion and the presence of small radius curves in the cable run. Recently, a competitor had difficulty firing the extinguisher simply because the operating cable went through some tight radius curves, which dramatically increased the amount of effort required to operate the extinguisher.

At a glance the helmet pictured looked reasonable, but careful examination revealed that there were many cracks encircling the surface mark, indicating that the helmet had at some point sustained a significant impact. While the image shows the cracking reasonably clearly in the bright sunshine, it was not obvious on first inspection; this is an example of how carefully such items need to be inspected, as there may be more significant damage than is apparent at first.

Harness mountings The MSA Technical Department wishes to draw competitors’ attention to a dangerous and unacceptable example of bad practice in harness mountings. The image shows the shoulder strap mounting of a car presented for scrutineering at an autocross event. The webbing had been wound round the Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) tube a few times, with the yellow insulating tape to finish off. This is a dangerous and unacceptable example of bad practice.

Manufacturers’ instructions generally suggest that there is around 12-18mm free movement in the cable, so with the pin in it should be possible to demonstrate that the cable can move freely.

Seat advice for kart competitors The top image shows the front mounting of a kart seat seen recently at a kart race meeting. It is common for seats to be spaced away from the chassis bracket and this is acceptable, providing that the spacer is the same diameter as the washer bearing against the seat. The example shown in is therefore unacceptable. The bottom image shows a seat mounting; the mounting tube can be seen through the translucent seat shell material. The slot and two holes in the immediate area of the mounting point will reduce the structural integrity of the seat. Scrutineers have been advised to use discretion on the acceptability of such holes, particularly when they are close to mountings.

Reulations for consultation The latest regulation changes proposed by the MSA Specialist Committees are now available for consultation at


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championship updates

Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship Andrew Jordan took the championship lead with a pair of race wins at Rockingham, where Rob Austin took his maiden victory.

Provisional championship standings 1 Jukka Korhonen – 76 points 2 Tom Cave – 59 3 Alastair Fisher – 58 = Jonny Greer – 58

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Provisional championship standings 1 Andrew Jordan – 338 points 2 Gordon Shedden – 308 3 Colin Turkington – 305

Twenty-year-old Osian Pryce triumphed on the Todds Leap Rally NI to become the youngest winner since WRC frontrunner Jari-Matti Latvala.

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MSA British Rally Championship

Cooper Tires British F3 International Series

Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship GB

Ryan Barrett and co-driver Barry Ferris took their second win of the season on the latest round, the Ulster Historic Rally.

Jazeman Jaafar made a winning return to the championship at Brands Hatch, taking two out of three victories while Felipe Guimaraes claimed the third.

Dan Cammish sealed the championship title at Rockingham with yet another hat-trick and remains unbeaten after 24 races so far this season.

Provisional championship standings 1 Dessie Nutt – 171 points 2 Rikki Proffitt – 166.5 3 Ernie Graham – 160.5

Provisional championship standings 1 Jordan King – 118 points 2 Will Buller – 115 3 Antonio Giovinazzi – 97

Provisional championship standings 1 Dan Cammish – 739 points 2 Harrison Scott – 495 3 Nico Maranzana – 448

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Mintex MSA British Historic Rally Championship

Avon Tyres British GT Championship Ahmad Al Harthy and Michael Caine won the first race last time out at Zandvoort, with Nick Tandy and David Ashburn victorious in the second. Provisional championship standings 1 Andrew Howard – 107.5 points 2 Marco Attard – 107 = Oliver Bryant – 107

MSA British Drag Racing Championship

Bruno Bader achieved a brilliant victory at Santa Pod with the most immaculate Pro Modified performance ever seen in Britain. Provisional championship standings 1 Bruno Bader – 255 points 2 Michael Gullqvist – 172 3 Rick Garrett – 171


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MSA British Superkart Championship Reigning champion Paul Platt extended his lead in the championship with a win and a second place at Cadwell in two closely fought races.

MSA British Sporting Trials Championship

Provisional championship standings 1 Ian Bell – 136 points 2 Tom Bricknell – 129 3 Roland Uglow – 81

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Provisional championship standings 1 Paul Platt – 285 points 2 Louis Wall – 222 3 Toby Davis – 213

Ian Bell extended his championship lead with a pair of victories in the Cornish double-header, the Robin Alexander and David Ayers trials.

MSA British Car Trial Championship

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New champion Duncan Stephens won the Gaby Mohr car trial for the first time, 18 years after making his debut on the event.

Richard Pinkney, driving his Caterham 7, secured his first MSA British title with his sixth FTD of the season at the SAS Loughborough Autotest. Provisional championship standings 1 Richard Pinkney – 209 points 2 Paul Fobister – 187 3 David Evans – 185

Liam Doran took victory at Lydden Hill, leading home a 15-strong Supercar field after controlling the race from the front row. Provisional championship standings 1 Julian Godfrey – 111 points 2 Pat Doran – 80 3 Jon B Hrolfsson – 63 Steve Wilkinson

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Provisional championship standings 1 Duncan Stephens – 41 points 2 Dave Oliver – 32 3 Barrie Parker – 29

Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship

Edgar’s Hyundai MSA British Junior Kart Championship

Edgar’s Hyundai MSA British Cadet Kart Championship

SBD Motorsport MSA British Sprint Championship

Jehan Daruvala scored two wins at Clay Pigeon and is now well-placed to challenge Daniel Ticktum for the British title.

William Pettitt and Oliver York shared the wins at Clay Pigeon, with the latter heading the championship standings.

Provisional championship standings 1 Daniel Ticktum – 604 points 2 Jehan Daruvala – 591 3 Ross Martin – 545

Provisional championship standings 1 Oliver York – 596 points 2 Alex Quinn – 586 3 Tom Wood – 550

Terry Holmes took a comfortable victory in a thrilling run-off at Brands Hatch as the championship ventured south to the SEMSEC-run event for the first time.


Provisional championship standings 1 Colin Calder – 115 points 2 Terry Holmes – 99 3 Mark Smith – 91

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Avon Tyres/TTC Group MSA British Hill Climb Championship

Provisional championship standings 1 Damian Cole – 143 points 2 Steve Simpson – 139 3 John Indri – 131


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Provisional championship standings 1 Scott Moran – 261 points 2 Trevor Willis – 260pts 3 Wallace Menzies – 187

Damian Cole moved back into the championship lead with a maximum championship points haul and second overall on the Wexford Stages Rally.

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Scott Moran claimed his fourth championship title at Doune, where Alex Summers won both run-offs.

Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship

MSA English Rally Championship

Pirelli MSA Welsh Rally Championship

Dan Lofthouse took his fourth win of the year at Myherin to secure his first MSA British Cross Country Championship.

Julian Wilkes and Will Rutherford became the first crew to successfully defend the title following another excellent result on the Woodpecker Stages.

Connor McCloskey snatched victory on round six by clearing the final test six seconds quicker than Stephen Petch, who had led throughout.

Provisional championship standings 1 Julian Wilkes – 123 points 2 Roger Priestnall – 107 3 Peter Smith – 103

Provisional championship standings 1 Alex Allingham – 136 points 2 Luke Francis – 128 3 Connor McCloskey – 125


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ARR Craib MSA Scottish Rally Championship Euan Thorburn won the GWF Energy Merrick Stages, preventing David Bogie from clinching an historic fifth straight title with two events remaining. Provisional championship standings 1 David Bogie – 173 points 2 Quintin Milne – 161 3 Euan Thorburn – 136

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Derek McGeehan won the Ulster Rally to cut Derek McGarrity’s championship lead to just two points. Provisional championship standings 1 Derek McGarrity – 48 points 2 Derek McGeehan – 46 3 Jonny Leonard – 32


Go Motorsport


Go Motorsport at Bala show Moore engages police and council Kevin Moore, Go Motorsport’s South West RDO, attended a demonstration autotest in Exeter to promote the sport to the local council and emergency services. Devon and Cornwall Police brought along their special Lotus police vehicle used when attending events such as ‘cruises’. “The police said that the car works well as a PR tool and helps youngsters to relate to them at these events,” said Moore. “It has been agreed that I will support the police at such events in the future to help focus and encourage young drivers who are so inclined to get involved in their local motor club and enjoy their cars in a controlled environment.” Moore also attended the Powderham Castle Classic Car Show near Exeter, where Exeter Motor Club has booked a display stand (pictured). “If they are not already, I would appeal to motor clubs to follow Exeter MC’s example and attend shows such as these to promote themselves and attract possible new members,” said Moore. “Not only are they a great promotional opportunity for the clubs, but they are often a really good social occasion and allow members to interact in a relaxed atmosphere away from the usually stressful situation of competitive events.”

North Wales RDO Howard Davies manned a Go Motorsport stand at the Meirionydd County Show at Bala & Penllyn. Davies worked with Bala and District MC to gather a variety of competition cars, including an ex-John ‘Bont’ Roberts Ford Escort MKII, which performed parade laps around the agricultural ring. There was also a competition to win tickets for November’s Wales Rally GB, with 91 entries over the day. “The show was fantastic and we were blessed with brilliant weather,” said Davies. “County shows such as these present a great opportunity to take motor sport to the public, and one person even said the sight of John Bont’s Escort brought a tear to their eye.”

Go Motorsport at Rallyday Final preparations are under way for Go Motorsport’s presence at Castle Combe’s Rallyday on 21 September. Go Motorsport will showcase the precision skills of Autotests in the tight confines of the parc ferme area. Go Motorsport RDO Andrew Bisping has also lined-up a range of entry level competition cars for a static display of entry level competition cars. Visitors will also have the chance to win a pair of tickets for Wales Rally GB.

Road Respect and Go Motorsport Shop: Metro Centre A number of North East motor clubs have taken up Go Motorsport RDO Pete Metcalfe’s offer of display space in an empty retail unit provided by the Road Respect campaign. Tynemouth and DMC, Hadrian MSC, Mazda MX5 Owners Club, Middlesborough MC, Whickham and DMC are all making the most of the promotional opportunity. “It is great that Road Respect recognise the contribution motor sport can make to road safety and it’s good to see them working with motor clubs again in a positive partnership,” said Metcalfe.



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Newcomer prize draw closes 30th September Motor sport newcomers are invited to share their first experience of competing or volunteering for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Wales Rally GB 2013. Click here for details:

GoMo in the South East Since starting as Go Motorsport Regional Development Officer for London and the South East in June, Suze Endean has been increasingly busy developing and promoting club motor sport in the region.



“I’ve visited a number of clubs and events over the past few months, including a number of club nights, the recent ASEMC meeting, stage rallies, kart meetings, rallycross, a historic road rally, a targa rally, the Goodwood Festival of Speed (with Marshal), North West Kent College and more,” said Endean.


“There have also been many positive discussions with clubs, and seeing clubs working together to share ideas and their experiences is really encouraging. There are some great working relationships out there, so please speak to your fellow clubs or if you’re not sure where to turn to, get in touch and I can help and put you in touch with fellow clubs and contacts.”


Over the next few months Endean looks forward to learning more about cross country trials and engaging with students at the North West Kent College On Track day, where all aspects of motor sport will be demonstrated. She has also launched a What’s On guide, covering MSA-sanctioned events held within London and the South East. Clubs are encouraged to send in information on their events to and if you would like to be added to the distribution list, simply head to http://

Clark joins team for school visit Team Clone Motorsport turned back the hands of time when it visited Kirkinner Primary School with Scotland RDO Alison Clark. Accompanied by their Evo 8 rally car, team members Fraser Wilson and Steven Broll joined in the fun, with Fraser ‘driving’ as Steven read pace notes. Their visit coincided with the nearby GWF Energy Merrick Stages.

Wigton MC shows proactive approach Go Motorsport supported Wigton Motor Club’s recent Classic Car Show, which featured a Ford Fiesta WRC car loaned by M-Sport. The club reported plenty of interest in entry-level motorsport, with a large crowd drawn to a grass autotest - featuring a DeLorean! - that offered people a chance to get behind the wheel or experience a passenger ride.

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Want to get involved in motor sport? Want to be part of the team? Why not take up a volunteer role and get to the heart of the action? All motor sport events need volunteers to run them. From pits and paddock to hillside and special stage, volunteers are responsible for essential administrative work and life-saving safety cover.

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Marshalling Marshals are there to make sure that events are run safely and effectively. Duties range from displaying flag signals and clearing debris to providing communication cover as well as running a start, finish line or assembly area. Scrutineering Scrutineers check that cars comply with the technical regulations to ensure safety and fair play. While experience in engineering or a similar technical field is usually an advantage, it is not essential.

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Rescuing and recovering Rescue personnel provide immediate medical and extrication facilities at the scene of an incident, while Recovery personnel retrieve stricken cars. Both crews use the latest medical or recovery equipment. Timekeeping Timekeepers record competitors’ times and positions in order to determine the event results. Tools range from hand-held stopwatches to electronic timing systems that can measure to the nearest thousandth of a second. Officiating Once you’ve gained some experience in one or more of the above roles you can consider becoming a Steward, Secretary of the Meeting or Clerk of Course, who are responsible for ensuring that events are run in accordance with sporting regulations. Club volunteer You could also join your local motor club and help out as a committee member, treasurer, club secretary, social officer, equipment officer, publicity officer and more besides. You can search for your local club using your postcode at

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Calado confirmed as Force India reserve James Calado, MSA Team UK graduate and Racing Steps Foundation driver, was confirmed as the Sahara Force India Formula One Team’s new test and reserve driver in time to take part in the first free practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Calado, who spent two years on the Team UK programme in 2010-11, is dovetailing his new F1 duties with a GP2 Series campaign; he scored his first win of the season recently at Spa in Belgium, and lies fifth in the championship standings.

Squad enjoys Porsche trip The MSA Academy’s Squad visited Silverstone’s Porsche Experience Centre for a day-long development session with MSA Coaches and motor sport experts. The group benefitted from a session on aerodynamics with veteran race engineer Andy Miller. MSA Coach James Wozencroft followed up with the ‘Friction Circle’ workshop, focusing on the physics of competitive driving. Wozencroft also joined MSA Academy Coordinator Greg Symes for ‘The Myths of Motorsport’, offering balanced, neutral advice to aid the drivers’ development by dispelling commonly held misconceptions.

Jack Harvey enjoyed GP3 success in Monza


Elfyn Evans pushed Robert Kubica for R5 honors in Germany

It has been a busy few weeks for the MSA Academy’s Performance Master Classes team, which has visited a number of race and rally events across the UK. ƒƒ MSA Coaches Tom Onslow-Cole and Rupert Svendsen-Cook delivered a psychology workshop, The Inside Line, to BRDC Formula 4 drivers at Silverstone. ƒƒ James Wozencroft and Adam Gould headed to the Ulster Rally to educate young drivers in the Junior 1000 Northern Ireland championship. The coaches discussed technical driving and welcomed guest speakers including Ben Taylor, MSA Director of Development & Communications, Motor Sports Council Vice Chairman Nicky Moffitt, the MSA British Rally Championship’s Mark Taylor, and Matthew Corby from Pirelli ƒƒ Duncan Tappy, 2007 Formula Renault UK champion, was on hand at Clay Pigeon to offer one-on-one advice and guidance to Super One drivers ƒƒ James Wozencroft and Adam Gould spent a day with Junior Rallycross drivers at Lydden Hill, providing feedback on driving techniques such as racing lines and braking techniques after each on-track session. The pair also delved into car setup, testing and how to feed information back to a mechanic or engineer.



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Try being a‌ Clerk of the Course Each month during the MSA Year of the Volunteer we are focusing on a different volunteering role. This month we take a look at the role of the Clerk of the Course. David Scott is Race Operations Manager and senior Clerk of the Course for MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR). He began marshalling in 1964 and first became a Clerk of the Course in the 1980s. He was formerly a senior Clerk for the BRDC and Deputy Clerk for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.



volunteering they perhaps don’t always have a thorough enough understanding of the judicial process when they’re penalised by the Clerk; they don’t always know how to go about an appeal or what their rights are. There’s also a common misconception that if a competitor appeals a Clerk’s decision, the Stewards will always side with the Clerk; this isn’t the case at all, as the Stewards are totally independent, and I’ve had decisions I’ve made overturned by the Stewards on occasions.

“The Clerk of the Course is essentially the manager of a motor sport event. He or she is responsible for ensuring that the event runs in accordance with the regulations, with the safety of all concerned, from competitors and volunteers to spectators, firmly in mind. “That responsibility can begin weeks or even months before the event; you need to make sure that the relevant permits are applied for and that you have booked the right number of doctors and rescue crews, for example, for the track licence. Of course you also need to ensure that things like the safety car crew is available, as well as the right number of marshals and officials. So it’s really about making sure all those boxes are ticked before the pitlane goes green. On race day itself I’ll tend to spend the first hour and a half or so making sure that everything is in place, ready for the stewards’ inspection 15 minutes before the action begins. “When the event is under way, the role is really about managing your team as well as possible so that it performs to the best of its collective ability. I can’t stress enough that it’s a team game. The Clerk can’t be in two places at once, so you need to manage and rely on your chief marshal, for example, to ensure that everybody is on post when they need to be, or on your chief scrutineer to ensure that all of the cars are technically compliant. “Because of that team-based approach I don’t tend to think of the Clerk as being the most powerful person at an event although in truth that’s probably the case, and of course it so follows that he or she is the person with the most responsibility as well. You’re only as good as your weakest link – or your last disaster! – and if one person doesn’t do their job properly and it ends up in the National Court, it is ultimately the senior Clerk who takes responsibility. “I think that while competitors generally have a good understanding of the role of the Clerk of the Course,

“A Clerk can find himself in the National Court having to justify a decision, which harks back to the point about the role carrying a great deal of responsibility. And from time to time we do make the wrong decision, whether it’s because of insufficient information from the marshals, which is perfectly understandable, combined with the fact that at a club meeting you might only have the odd bit of on-board or CCTV circuit footage on which to base a decision. “In terms of routes into the role, generally there’s an advantage to having spent some time on the bank or in the paddock as a marshal because you get a broad overview of what it’s all about. That said, there are people who haven’t followed that route and are still very good Clerks of the Course. But I would say usually it’s someone who’s been a flag marshal for a couple of years and maybe spent some time as post chief and thought, ‘I want to get further involved and get a probationary Clerk’s licence’. Then it’s just a matter of finding a club that will help you along that road, in terms of acquiring the necessary signatures to get a full Clerk’s licence. There are also some competitors hanging up their helmets who decide they want to become a Clerk and that’s another good route, because they perhaps understand a little better the view from behind the wheel. “In terms of the personal attributes that make for a good Clerk, I would put it down to three things: strong leadership, good communication skills and the ability to command respect. You need to show leadership in difficult situations; it’s no good going to pieces if you’ve got a car in the barriers. You’ve got to deliver drivers’ briefings and communicate decisions. And unless you earn the respect of competitors, officials and marshals, it’s going to be an uphill struggle.”

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