The Answers You Need
WHAT IS A MOTOR CLUB?
Motor clubs are groups of motoring and motor sport enthusiasts. Many clubs organise the 4,500 motor sport events that take place every year in the UK. There are around 750 Motorsport UK registered clubs across the country
DO I NEED A SPECIAL LICENCE TO COMPETE IN MOTORSPORT?
It depends which type and level of motor sport you want to compete in. For a lot of grass roots motor sport all you need is to be a member of a local motor club, which you can join on the day. However for Racing, Rallying, some Karting and a few other disciplines you need a Motorsport UK Competition Licence. You also need a licence for any national level events or championships. To find out more, please visit the Motorsport UK website by clicking here.
I WANT TO GET INVOLVED BUT NOT AS A DRIVER. WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?
If you don’t want to get behind the wheel, how about getting in the passenger seat? Rallying and Cross Country require co-drivers to let the driver know what’s coming up ahead, and Trials use passengers to help balance the car for the best grip. If you want to keep out of the car altogether you can volunteer as a Marshal or Official. To find out more head over to the volunteering page.
IS THERE ANY TYPE OF MOTOR SPORT I CAN DO IN MY ROAD CAR?
Yes, plenty. Road Rallies and AutoSOLOs are for road cars only, while Autotests and Cross Country events usually have classes for standard road cars. There are also disciplines such as Hill Climb and Sprint, which road cars can enter with just a few minor safety modifications.