Motorsport Definition Uk
The organisation says its mission is to increase the number of motorsport participants in the UK. He also claims to have 720 affiliated automobile clubs, 30,000 competition license holders, 10,000 volunteer commissioners and 4,000 civil servants in his municipality, while approving 5,000 event permits each year.  In light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, Motorsport UK banned Russian and Belarusian drivers from participating in British motorsport events, preventing Russian F1 driver Nikita Mazepin from competing in the upcoming 2022 edition of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which was scheduled to take place in July (in any case, he was fired by his team).   Motorsport UK began as the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) Motor Sports Association in the late 1970s. Until then, motorsport events in the UK were organised by motor clubs or independent parties who could implement their own rules under the supervision of the RAC Competition Committee. The RAC Rally began in 1932 and has since evolved into the Wales Rally GB, the country`s round of the World Rally Championship. Colin McRae won the World Rally Championship in 1995 and Richard Burns in 2001, both for the Banbury-based Subaru World Rally Team. Both were recognized as two of the sport`s most famous and popular runners, but Burns and McRae died in 2005 and 2007, respectively. The Ford World Rally Team was based in England as well as M-Sport.
Motorsport is a popular sport in the UK. The UK is a major player in the world of motorsport, hosting rounds of the Formula One World Championship, the World Rally Championship and Grand Prix motorcycle racing, among others. It is also home to many current Formula One teams, such as McLaren, Williams and Aston Martin, while teams such as Red Bull Racing, Mercedes, Alpine and Haas are also based in England. There are also a number of popular national series such as the British Touring Car Championship. The Motor Sports Association is the governing body for motorsport in the United Kingdom. The British Superbike Championship is the premier motorcycle racing series in the United Kingdom. Road racing is popular, with the Isle of Man hosting the Isle of Man TT and Northern Ireland hosting the North West 200. In addition to Italy`s Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful teams in Formula One are based in Great Britain.
McLaren and Williams are the most successful of these, with former Team Lotus and Brabham teams also winning several titles. Of the ten teams currently competing in Formula One, six are based in England. Speedway in the UK is also popular, with events such as the Elite League, the Speedway British Grand Prix and the British Speedway Championship. Motorsport UK is managed and organised by its Board chaired by David Richards CBE. The British Rally Championship is the UK`s national rally championship with events such as the Circuit of Ireland Rally, Scottish Rally and Rally Isle of Man. Smaller championships held annually in Great Britain include the Scottish Rally Championship, the BTRDA Rally Championship, the MSA English Rally Championship and the Northern Irish Rally Championship. The UK is also represented in the World Touring Car Championship, with Andy Priaulx of Guernsey winning three consecutive World Championships between 2005 and 2007.