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....to the Association of North East & Cumbria Car Clubs website.

ANECCC is the regional association for motor sport clubs in the area; co-ordinating events, running championships and is a line of communication between clubs and Motorsport UK

Rewriting the rules

MotorsportUK want you to have your say

Motorsport UK is embarking on its biggest reform of the National Competition Rules, with a view to implementation by 1st January 2023.
The aim of the process is to examine, simplify, and modernise the existing regulations, bringing improvements in structure and ensuring compatibility with the International Sporting Code and Motorsport UK’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
The new regulations must reflect the views of the community, therefore Motorsport UK is embarking on a period of consultation with its membership. We want you to have your say.
We would like to invite you to participate in a survey to help us develop the new rules. It comprises just 10 questions but if you wish to expand on your viewpoint in more detail you can do so by emailing nationalcompetitionrules@motorsportuk.org
Many thanks in advance for participating in this important consultation and we look forward to updating you on our progress.
Kind regards,
Motorsport UK


Ronnie Sandham honoured

At the recent Motorsport UK Night of Champions on 21st February 2021. There was a virtual presentation when Ronnie Sandham recent past Chairperson and former Secretary of the Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs was presented with the prestigious Lord Wakefield Trophy for services to motorsport by the British Women Racing Drivers Club. The Lord Wakefield Challenge Trophy is the highest accolade bestowed upon a woman for outstanding performances or services to motorsport and is presented at Motorsport UK's Night of Champions.

Ronnie commented: "Embarrassing as I don’t do it to promote me but I am honoured to be acknowledged!"

Congratulations from myself and The Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs.
Well done Ronnie you deserve this award for all the hard work you have put into promoting Motorsport in the North East and Cumbria and not forgetting your dedication to the Malcolm Wilson Rally.

Colin Salkeld

To all member clubs of The Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs (ANECCC)


We now understand from Motorsport UK that the promoter is engaged with a Registered MC and Motorsport UK and more information will follow as it becomes available.
Colin Salkeld
Chairman ANECCC

Katy Mashiter and Dan Curwen at Kames

Dan Curwen



Campaign for access rights on historic road

The very real risk of losing access to the Sleightholme Moor road from Bowes to Tan Hill

Sleightholme Moor Gate

A CAMPAIGN to ensure the public can continue to use a historic moorland lane has been launched after the gates were locked.

Sleightholme Moor Road, a route between Gilmonby and Arkengarthdale, has been used by the public for centuries. The gravel road, which forms part of the Pennine Way National Trail and the National Cycle Network, leads to the Tan Hill Inn, is owned by Bowes Moor Estate and was, until recently, maintained by Durham County Council.

Half of it is designated as a footpath with the remainder listed as a “traffic free cycle route”. The Ordnance Survey says is this designation is used for routes with “public rights of some sort but which are not recorded as public rights of way”.

When padlocks appeared on field gates, an application to have the route recorded as a right of way was submitted to both Durham and North Yorkshire County Councils and appeal has been made for people to come forward with supporting evidence.

Teesdale resident Andy Brown said he was shocked last month to find gates at either end of the road padlocked. The keen cyclist is familiar with the route and drove it regularly when working nearby at Bowes. He is now hoping to uncover photographs, maps and anecdotal evidence to help support the application.

Click here to download User Evidence Sleightholme

Tan Hill road

Competition Seats: One-year Regulation ‘Freeze’ and a new FIA Standard

MSUK Seat Extension

Motorsport UK has announced today that it has extended the validity of certain FIA-homologated competition seats by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Motorsport UK Board, and its Technical Committee, agreed that competitors who were unable to benefit from the full usable life of seats that expired during 2020 or 2021 will be able to use them for a further 12 months beyond the homologated life.
The calendars for Stage Rally and Rallycross have been particularly impacted and this ‘Regulation freeze’ in relation to seats will afford those competitors a grace period as motorsport gets back on track following the latest period of lockdown.
The applicable Regulations are N6.13.6.1 and R48.10.6, and the extension applies specifically as follows:
Seats with an original homologation label detailing a manufacture date during 2013, which may be used for up to 8 years from the date on that original homologation label;
Seats with a ‘Not Valid After’ date (on the original homologation label) of 2019, which may be used until 31st December 2022.
The validity dates above take into account the additional two years’ use over the FIA homologation validity already afforded to seats used in National Events in these disciplines.
The date of implementation of the above Exemption (Regulation A2.4) is immediate and will cease on 31 December 2022.

New FIA Standard – 8855-2021 – Competition Seats

Motorsport UK’s one-year extension to the validity period of competition seats has the additional benefit of allowing more time for competitors to adopt the latest FIA Standard for Competition Seats should they so wish.
The aim of this standard is to provide objective performance requirements for a new generation of competition seats, which are considerably in excess of those of FIA Standard 8855-1999, ensuring improved strength and support during rear impacts together with more extensive support to the pelvis, shoulder, and head during side impacts.
The maximum usable life of an FIA-homologated competition seat will be 10 years from the year of manufacture. Notwithstanding the “Not valid after” date, a seat involved in a serious accident should be withdrawn from service immediately.

Motorsport UK confirms motorsport will restart in England from 29 March

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce that organised Permitted motorsport can resume in England with effect from 29 March, subject to local restrictions and in accordance with its own Restart Guidance.

This confirmation follows the announcement on 22 February by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the third lockdown imposed on 4 January will be lifted, and formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies.

As the applicable governing body for the sport, Motorsport UK will now begin granting Permits for all disciplines, and applications are invited in the usual way.

Motorsport UK will resume the sport in accordance with its Restart protocols, which have guided the safe resumption of motorsport through the lifting of the two previous lockdowns. Updated guidance relevant to the latest restart will be available on MotorsportUK.org in due course.

Motorsport UK guidance in relation to Exemptions and Elite Sport still applies.

The governing body acknowledges the target of late spring for allowing spectators on a limited basis and will follow those developments in order to keep its stakeholders informed.

Motorsport activities in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Channel Islands are subject to prevailing government guidance in those devolved territories and we look forward to announcing updates relevant to those nations in due course. The Isle of Man is not subject to a lockdown at this time.

Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, commented: “We are extremely grateful to government for providing the opportunity for motorsport to resume in England from 29 March. This will be very welcome news for our community, which extends from professional drivers and teams, through to the grass roots of the sport with tens of thousands of enthusiasts. Collectively they fuel an industry employing 41,000 people and generating over £10 billion for the economy, so this is a vital step in securing the UK's future as leaders in motorsport around the world.

“Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before we can announce similarly positive news from the other home nations. Clearly strict protocols still apply, as our sport needs to play its part in supporting the NHS and wider frontline community in keeping infection rates under control, and our Restart Guidance has enabled us to accomplish that objective on two previous occasions. I would like to thank the Motorsport UK community for their support during lockdown, and for their spirit and fortitude in keeping the sport together for when this announcement came. We now look forward to getting motorsport up and running at the end of March.”

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