When:
11 July, 2020 – 12 July, 2020 all-day
2020-07-11T00:00:00+01:00
2020-07-13T00:00:00+01:00
Where:
Donington Park
Castle Donington
Derby DE74 2RP
UK

Resumption of MGCC Motor Racing

Ladies and Gentlemen.  As many of you will have seen, Motorsport UK has advised that national motorsport will recommence from 4th July.

That’s truly great news and means that our two day meeting at Donington on the 11th/12th July can go ahead. Which we are sure will come as very welcome news to many of you!

We have a valid Motorsport UK permit for the two days and our Championships are not National [such as BTCC] and are therefore able to run, we have received written confirmation of the programme from Motorsport UK.

Meanwhile MSV have confirmed the circuit will be available and that all systems are go!

Obviously, since we are one of the first meetings to restart there will be extra vigilance that we comply with whatever the regulations are then. We really need your full cooperation on this aspect.

We very much hope the bar of overnight stays away from home will have been lifted.

Unfortunately it won’t be a normal two day meeting because some restrictions will remain and our primary concern is your safety and well-being which will call for some extra measures and an alteration to the usual procedures. One being that it will be a closed meeting without spectators, so no bringing your fan club!

We aim to keep the numbers in the paddock to a minimum at all times and there will be a specific manager appointed to ensure that social distancing and all the mandatory requirements are met.

Please be understanding, we are determined that the meeting will be safe and that you will have an opportunity to enjoy racing around this iconic circuit.

All Championships will race on one day only and for the absence of doubt the programme is as follows. It’s not ideal or the same as a normal two day meeting, but we have to comply with minimising the risk.Saturday Races

Saturday 11th July Races:
– Trophy with two 20 minute races
– BCV8 with two 20 minute races
– Mini with two 20 min races
– Equipe Relay running for 3 hours

Sunday 12th July Races:
– Cockshoot with two 20 minute races
– Midget with two 20 minute races
– Metro with MG Cup with two 20 minute races
– Morgan with two 20 minute races
– MMM with two 15 minute races
– Equipe combined one off 40 minunte race

The entry form is now available to download from – https://www.mgcc.co.uk/motorsport/race-competitor-info/

Please note that these are not as previous and include the mandatory Motorsport UK certification to be signed by every driver. These have to be completed and sent electronically to the Secretary who is required to check that licences are valid and that you are legal to race and that the form has been completed satisfactorily!

Signing on will not exist in the normal sense. The entry form is the drivers signing on. Full instructions with regard to scrutineering and other details will be confirmed in the finals.

It will be the drivers responsibility to ensure that all of his/her kit, helmet, overalls, socks, boots, gloves are suitable and in date and that the car is safe and suitable to race. Likewise the transponder fitted, needs to be licenced and working. There may be video surveillance of the vehicle in respect of scrutineering. TSL will not be able to offer transponder hire.

The Club has invested in the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the officials and marshals. Speaking of the orange army who so willingly enable you all to race, please ensure that they are treated with respect at all times. It has been said many times, no marshals no racing, never truer than now!

So now we need your entries, the entry forms are now available! No monies will be taken until the closing date.

The entry fee for the various MGCC groups two races had already been set in agreement with the Coordinators last December and remains at £425. However, in an effort to encourage further entries later in the year, MGCC members in MGCC events will be offered a £30 discount against further entries during 2020 at later MGCC race meetings. There isn’t a need to apply, it will be dealt with automatically by our Secretary.

If you have any questions or queries at all, please contact Mark Baulch, our Competitions Secretary on motorsport@mgcc.co.uk or 07554 160840