Motorsport UK recently announced a revamp of their competition licences, the main change being that from 1st Jan 2020, all competitors of events running under a Motorsport UK permit (so all car competitors) must have a competition licence. They have introduced a new free licence for Clubman events called RS Clubman. Below are some key points for all competitors :
For 2020, all ACTC championship events are classified as Clubmans.
If you are entering on a bike, bike with chair or three-wheeler – there is no change – you need a relevant ACU or AMCA licence (dependent on which permit the event is using).
If your are entering in a car – you must get the new free RS Clubman licence issued by Motorsport UK.
If you are a passenger in a car and aged 18 or over – you must get the new free RS Clubman licence issued by Motorsport UK.
If you are a passenger in a car and aged less than 18, then a letter of parental consent is required, you do not need a licence.
All event entrants (driver and passengers) must also be a member of either the organising club, or an invited club.
Online application for the free RS Clubman license is recommended. This can be done easily on the Motorsport UK website.
Drivers and passengers will be also able to apply for the free RS Clubman licence at event sign on. A photo is NOT required. Please do not rely on their being application forms available to fill in, print and complete your own application, which can be handed in at sign on.
Two medical questions are asked on the form/on-line application. They are : 1. Do you have any serious medical condition that affects your ability to drive and control a car? 2. Are you epileptic or do you suffer from any fits, fainting spells or blackouts or take any medication to control this? Medical information will be confidential to Motorsport UK and not passed on to any third party.
Competitors with Motorsport UK licenses higher than RS Clubman can use that license for a trial.
Further information is available on the Motorsport UK website here.
RS Clubman licence holders will benefit in the following ways :
MSUK are extending existing member benefits to include reduced cost fuel, reduced cost tyres, free eye tests, discounts at Halfords, reduced insurance premiums and many more money saving deals.
Your personal accident insurance cover has improved substantially to offer you peace of mind, and everyone in the sport is now covered by a £100m public liability provision.