Some of the earliest forms of motorsport will be given a new lease of life.
Motorsport UK, the national governing body, has launched StreetCar to encourage more people to get behind the wheel and enjoy the sport; overturning the age-old perception that it is out of reach for most people.
StreetCar will showcase the existing vibrant grassroots motorsport scene, and demonstrate that the sport is affordable, fun and accessible whilst acting as the enabler to drive participation in the club community. Participants will be advised about the correct insurance to take out as their normal policies will not cover motor sport events.
A wide range of low-cost ‘grassroots’ disciplines are available for new and existing members of the community, comprising 12 StreetCar disciplines that provide a wide variety of format and challenge.
Segmented into Autotest, Trials & Cross Country and Rally, the disciplines are:
- Autotest, AutoSOLO and Production Car Autotest
- Trials and untimed Cross Country events
- Rally including Touring Assemblies, Treasure Hunts, Navigational Scatter, Navigational Rally, Road and Historic Rally, 12 Car Rally and Targa Rally
All 12 disciplines can be participated in with a standard unmodified road car without special safety kit and to drive only a free Motorsport UK RS Clubman licence is required.
Motorsport UK will work with its Regional Associations and motorsport clubs to promote clear pathways into the disciplines, demonstrate the ease in which newcomers to motorsport can get involved and how existing community members can try something new for the first time.
It’s hoped 50 clubs will be actively engaged in StreetCar by the end of this year.
Bridgestone announced the launch of the latest piece to its iconic ultra-high performance Potenza line-up: the Bridgestone Potenza Race.
Created for track enthusiasts looking to perform and push their limits, the all-new Potenza Race is a semi-slick tyre homologated for public roads, but with performance focussed on track days.