Event: Sprint Royale 2020 (cancelled)

With sadness, the Committee announces the cancellation of our Sprint Royale event which was due to take place on 4th October.

Despite the best endeavours of the Organising Team, the restrictions imposed by the landowners have sealed the event’s fate.

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media, on behalf of the Committee

SCC Autosolo – Kempton Park

Regulations and Entry Form for the SCC Autosolo at Kempton Park on 11th October are on the SCC website here.

One of the major growth areas in club level motorsport is AutoSOLOs. In the past few years, the level of interest among competitors has soared and all the signs are that the discipline is set to gain further in popularity. For anyone who has never heard the term, imagine an Autotest but with no reversing needed in any of the tests – except, perhaps, if you overdo the spirited driving bit.

The primary reasons for the growth are that AutoSOLOs offer a lot of in-car competition time, and most important in these cash-strapped times, they are very good value for money. You also get the chance to practice driving skills that can hold you in good stead in normal road driving.

Southern Car Club will be organising two of these events in 2020. The dates to mark in your diaries are Sunday 31st May 2020 and Sunday 11th October 2020. Both will be held at Kempton Park horse race course in Surrey and interest in the events is such that we have already applied to and been accepted as rounds of the ACSMC AutoSOLO Championship. Further details on how to enter will become available nearer the date. One of the main requirements of AutoSOLOs is that participants do a stint as marshals in between their competitive runs. This rule alleviates some of the problems of getting marshals but additional marshals for the day will be welcomed with open arms.

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media

 

 

Event: September Solo 2020

Welcome to our September Solo for 2020, to be held at Bordon on Sunday 6th September.   This event is part of the FDMC Solo Challenge 2020.

Here are the event regulations (revised 29/08/20): Sep Solo 20 Regs.

A note on car sharing: car sharers must be from the same permanent household.  Similarly, Juniors must be accompanied by an adult from the same permanent household.

To enter, fill in this online entry form, then return here to pay for your entry with a debit card, credit card or Paypal:


September Solo Entry Type
DRIVERS Name



Click here for the current entry list.

Please note: FDMC member entries and the first ten ACSMC Championship entries will have priority for the first three days after publication of the Regulations. This will also apply to all Junior non-RTA drivers.

We look forward to another great event, thank-you for your interest, the FDMC Organising Team

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media

FDMC Event: Abingdon Solo 2020

FDMC invite you to our Summer Solo at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon, near to OX13 6JH, on Saturday 15th August 2020.  Note Saturday not Sunday!

For future reference, this event replaces the “April Solo” event which was postponed during the C-19 lockdown.

The event regs are here: Abingdon Solo regs.

To enter, fill in this online entry form, then return here to pay for your entry with a debit card, credit card or Paypal:


Entry fee type
Driver’s Name



The list of entries can be found here (this is manually updated so your entry may not appear immediately).

Pictured is previous winner, Keith Petit, in his Sprite.

Photo courtesy of Jack Flash Photography

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.

FDMC Event: Summer Solo 2020

Overall results available to download: Summer_Solo_20_final_results.

FDMC invite you to our Summer Solo at Bordon on Sunday 19th July 2020.

The event regs are here: Solo Regs.   

To enter simply fill in this online entry form (removed).

The entry list can be found here (this gets manually updated so your entry may not appear immediately).

Picture from our 2019 Solo, courtesy of Geoff Wade.

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).