FDMC sign up to Motorsport UK’s Race with Respect initiative

FDMC are proud to sign up to Motorsport UK’s latest initiative, “Race with Respect”: 

Encouraging a positive environment, on and off the track

The National Governing Body’s Respect Code champions a high standard of behaviour from everyone within the motorsport community underpinned by our commitment to make motorsport an inclusive and safe sport for everyone, across all levels of motorsport. The Respect Code will help to grow and strengthen the sport by making it accessible and welcoming for everyone and we cannot stress enough how important it is that it is embraced by all participants. By participating in a Motorsport UK event, in any capacity, you are agreeing to follow the values of the governing body’s Respect Code:

          • Respect
          • Integrity
          • Fair Play
          • Self-control
          • Good Manners
  • We therefore ask all members to pledge to #RaceWithRespect and:
          • Contribute to a welcoming and friendly environment that ensures the safety and welfare of all participants
          • Always behave with integrity and uphold fairness in the sport; play your part in keeping the sport safe through your actions
          • Treat everyone with respect, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or socio-economic background, language, religious or other beliefs, disability, sexual identity or other status
          • Recognise that we all represent the sport and therefore have a duty to be polite and respectful to all staff, officials, competitors, volunteers, as well as fans and supporters
          • Respect the rules, regulations and authority of the officials and Motorsport UK

    Whether you are a Competitor, Parent, Official, Marshal, Team Manager, Mechanic, Spectator or any other participant in the Event it is incumbent on us all to Respect our fellow participant and to ‘call out’ poor standards of behaviour. Breaching the above obligations may result in disciplinary action.

    More info in this PDF:  Race-With-Respect-Competitors-coc

    Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.

Event: FDMC Sprint Royale 22

Farnborough District Motor Club invite entries to our Sprint Royale 22 on Sunday 2nd October at Eelmoor.  Enter in three easy steps:

Step Form / link Notes
1) Read the  regulations  Sprint Royale 22 regs Please read them, in full, before entering.
2) Enter the event Click here for the entry form. Fill in the entry form before returning to this page to pay for your entry.
3) Pay for your entry

Driver Name

Fill in the name of the driver then click on “Pay Now”. You can pay with a debit card, credit card or PayPal.

Click here for a list of entries, this has to be updated manually so your entry WILL NOT appear immediately.

Want to get up close to the action?  Then volunteer to marshal at this event here.

Any questions should be directed to the Competition Secretary, his contact details are in the Regs.

Posted on behalf of the Event Organising Team by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.



FDMC awarded StreetCar status

FDMC awarded StreetCar status

FDMC are proud to announce we have been awarded StreetCar status by Motorsport UK. We are one of eight launch clubs who have signed up to the StreetCar Charter; we have pledged to initiate new people into the sport, help and guide them at events to ensure they enjoy their experience. Furthermore, our events will be branded as official Motorsport UK StreetCar events.

From the Press Release: “Motorsport UK 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. 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.”


Full Press Release can be found here.

Geoff Wade

FDMC Media

Promo: FDMC at the British Motor Show, Farnborough, 19-22 Aug 21

C’ttee member Iain Eckett reports

“Farnborough District Motorsport Club have been invited by Motorsport UK to be at the British Motor Show on 19-22 August.

It’s kinda cool that FDMC have been asked to put on a bit of a show at such a prestigious event and will be doing some Autosolos with members from the club to help promote grass root motorsport.

So please come along and see FDMC (down by the Paul Swift Display team) and have a chat with some friendly members of the Club about joining an amazing club and grass root motorsport.

Some of the Juniors from the Club will be there so if your son/daughter is interested then they can chat to someone who’s having fun competing.

While I believe we are the best attraction, there are few other attractions that might tickle your fancy.

Please look for our FDMC Green Gazebos and while the club is there for the four days I hope to see some of you on the Sunday with my son Tom driving.”.

Link to the BMS website here.

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media


Sharing: Motorsport UK Opens Throttle on Restarting Motorsport from 4th July

Posted on the Motorsport UK website here.

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Motorsport UK has announced that in anticipation of motorsport restarting in the UK from 4th July, it is inviting online permit applications from 1st June 2020.

Motorsport is currently suspended throughout the UK until 30th June 2020. Following ongoing positive dialogue with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and having set out its strategy and anticipated conditions for restarting motorsport disciplines, the governing body is now moving to its next phase of getting the sport back on track. Further details will be communicated following the next Motorsport UK Board meeting of 3rd June.

Any resumption of motorsport is contingent on event organisers demonstrating that they can plan in accordance with the recently published, “Getting Back on Track” guidelines of Motorsport UK, while respecting government guidance on social distancing.

Motorsport UK is also acutely aware that different devolved territories of the UK may be moving at different paces in easing restrictions; any application for an event permit will be subject to approval based on the prevailing government advice. The move is also contingent on governments continuing with measures to open up society and that further restrictions resultant of any additional waves of COVID-19 are not required.

David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, commented“In March, Motorsport UK moved quickly and in line with government to suspend motorsport, while everyone’s priority was restricting the spread of this terrible disease and protecting the NHS. It is now right that, as government has set out plans to ease restrictions, we move in step and introduce the next stage of our phased restart. Unlike many sports, motorsport in the UK is an industry in itself, employing tens of thousands and contributing billions of pounds to the UK economy.”

“We always said that, when the conditions were right, we would take a responsible decision to resume motorsport in order to sustain the sport, jobs and the economy. We have explained our plans to government and are fortunate that motorsport takes place outdoors over large controlled spaces. Our plan is that, subject to government advice and ongoing lifting of restrictions, motorsport will resume from 4th July. We are making this announcement now as event organisers, venues, preparation specialists, the supply chain, volunteer Marshals, Officials and Competitors all need time to put in place their plans.”

There will be a number of caveats of granting event permits, including that event organisers commit that their events will be held behind closed doors, appropriate PPE requirements are met, and that each organiser must appoint a COVID-19 officer to ensure compliance with any relevant guidelines. Furthermore, there will be a limit on the number of permits issued for July to 50% of those in the corresponding month of 2019, in order that there are sufficient volunteer Official and Marshal resources available to support the restart in a safe and responsible manner. No national or British championship events will take place in July to reduce potential national and international travel (excludes FIA championships).


ACSMC Marshal Training Day – 9th December 2018

Marshal Training Day to be held on Sunday 9th December 2018 at Brooklands Museum.

The ACSMC invites you to come and join them at their Marshal’s Training Day at Brooklands Museum on Sunday 9th December. The day will follow the same format as previous training days, with registration, followed by 4 training sessions.

Motorsport UK Licenced Trainers will deliver all training sessions.

The sessions will be: Casualty extraction and helmet removal, First Marshal on Scene, Fire Practical Training and an Introduction to Radio and Timing.

The sessions will run as follows:

08.45 -09.30 Signing-on

09.30 – 10.15 Introductions, The new PRCs, Fire Theory and Introduction to First Marshal on Scene.

10.30 – 11.30 Session 1

11.45 – 12.45 Session 2

12.45 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Session 3

14.45 – 15.45 Session 4

16.00 -16.30 Form filling & round up of the day.

Tea and coffee will be available all day and sandwiches and cake will be provided at lunchtime.

Please remember to bring your current Personal Record Cards with you, so you can have the sessions signed off in them.

To reserve yourself a space, please contact Steve Castle at steve@acsmc.com.