Motorsport UK Academy

Motorsport UK is the national membership organisation and governing body for four-wheel motorsport in the UK, representing competitors, volunteers, clubs and fans.

As a member focused organisation we (Motorsport UK) embrace a diverse community that includes 700 affiliated motor clubs, 30,000 competition licence holders, 10,000 volunteer marshals, 4,000 officials and a legion of passionate motorsport spectators and fans. We issue over 5,000 event permits every year providing everyone with the opportunity to get close to the action. Motorsport UK is a not-for-profit organisation (limited by guarantee) that exists to service and grow the sport.

We are a founding member of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision: A nation inspired by the past, present and future of our shared passion for motorsport. A sport that thrives on our world-class expertise in motorsport technology, our competitive spirit and our deep community roots.

Our mission: To inspire and enable more people to be part of our sport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment. To use our reach and influence to create a sustainable future for our sport ensuring we are a positive contributor to society.

Our Values

  • Innovation
    To meet the challenges of the future, innovation must sit at the heart of what we do.
    We are determined to elevate our service, products, ourselves, and each other for the benefit of our sport.
  • Integrity 
    Integrity and fairness are the foundation of sport, and as its guardians, authenticity and the highest moral and ethical standards are non-negotiable.
  • Collaboration
    As a membership organisation, effective collaboration within our own team and with all external stakeholders is fundamental to success.
    We embrace diversity and drive our sport forward together.
  • Commitment
    We are committed to deliver on behalf of our members. We are targeted in our thoughts, disciplined in actions, and determined to see through what really matters.

Looking to the Future

We are listening carefully to our members at clubs and events across the country and we have a clear plan to grow the sport through four pillars of investment.

  • Member and Club Development
    Ensuring that we attract new participants, helping clubs grow their membership and have the systems to deliver an enhanced member experience
  • Sport Promotion
    Participation by inspiration – motorsport is simply not visible enough beyond a few flagship events
  • Education and Training
    Ensuring our competitors, officials and marshals are world-leading in their expertise
  • Sport Development and Innovation
    Invest in progressive formats, events and technologies to remain contemporary and relevant and make it easier for people to participate

We are committed to placing members at the heart of everything we do. Click here for Motorsport UK’s 2020 – 2025 strategy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Motorsport

We are proud to represent the interests of Motorsport in the UK, a nation inspired by the past, present and future of a sport that thrives on our world-leading expertise in technology, our competitive spirit and our deep community roots.

Our mission is to celebrate and enable participation in motorsport in a safe, fair, fun, inclusive and progressive environment. All individuals, from the grassroots to the professional elite, should have the opportunity to realise their potential.

We are committed to using our reach and influence effectively, ensuring that in the course of our core role we are also making a positive contribution to wider society. We strive not only to engage in the conversation around equality, diversity and inclusion – and other global concerns including the environment and well-being – but to make a difference through meaningful action. Positive steps have already been taken with our programmes supporting women in motorsport and disability and accessibility, and in addressing the affordability of participation, particularly at the entry level.

We commend, and are aligned with, the initiatives of the world governing body, the FIA, and those of our fellow National Governing Bodies, with regard to the higher purpose sport must serve.

We are continually creating and implementing plans that will ensure motorsport can become one of the most inclusive sports in the UK, administered by a proactive network of clubs and organisations, and led by a contemporary governing body.

We commit to:
• Developing our understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion as it applies to our organisation and sphere of influence
• Regular reviews of our policies, procedures and practices and alignment with best practice
• Recruiting and retaining talent at all levels of the organisation to reflect our committed approach to equality and diversity
• Frequent monitoring of the equality profile of motorsport in the UK
• Eliminating the barriers for underrepresented groups in motorsport
• Providing information and learning opportunities for clubs, coaches, officials and members to help them address inequality and discrimination in motorsport

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