In light of the UK Government guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, Motorsport UK has updated its guidance as to the implications of the outbreak in relation to motorsport. Based on the World Health Organisation’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK to high.
The Directors of the Maidstone and Mid-Kent Motor Club are mindful of the implications of possible harmful effects on our Members and Competitors that could result from meetings and events organised by the Club. We have therefore decided to suspend all Club activities involving face-to-face contact until further notice. However we do want to keep in contact with you all and would encourage you to use our website and Facebook pages for communication, future updates on the situation and to see when we can return to normal Club activities.
If you wish to contact the committee we have an email address you are welcome to use and we will, of course, be able to speak to each other by telephone.
Competitors entered in the Tyrwhitt Drake Car Trial that was due to take place on Sunday 29th March will have their entry fees fully refunded.
Newsletter November 2019
New RS Clubman Licence
We want to let you know that from January 2020, Motorsport UK will be introducing a requirement for ALL COMPETITORS in Motorsport UK permitted events to hold a Motorsport UK competition licence this is in addition to your club membership. This will be at a minimum, a new RS Clubman licence. This applies to new competitors as well as to anyone previously competing solely with a club membership card. The good news is that this entry-level, RS Clubman licence, will now be free.
This initiative is being introduced by Motorsport UK to encourage participation at grass roots level as well as to ensure that all competitors are covered by comprehensive public liability and personal accident insurance. It replaces the Non-Race Clubman licence, (which in 2019 cost £29). All licence holders will have access to the Member Benefits Programme which provides substantial discounts on well-known brands, products, services, and can contribute to offsetting the cost of competing.
If you have not previously held a Competition licence or not renewed in 2019, it will also be a requirement to apply for a new RS Clubman licence in order to compete or be a passenger in Club events. This is free of charge and applicable to Autotests, Trials, Cross Country and Road Rallying including 12 Cars and Scatters.
Please note: an RS Clubman licence is not required if you are already in possession of a current 2019 Competition licence.
You can apply for a FREE RS Clubman licence from the Motorsport UK website - Click here
The other major change is that the cost of event permits has been increased to cover the increased cost of insurance for events and provide additional income for our governing body. An across the board increase of £5.00 has been applied to permits, so we have to inform you that the Club will have no option but to add the sum to all our event entry fees from January 2020.
We will keep you informed of any further developments in due course.
We look forward to your continued support and both as a club member and as a competitor and wish you a safe and enjoyable year of motor sport in 2020.
MMKMC Club Directors