Licensing to expand to teams and mechanics in 2016
MSA General Secretary Simon Blunt said the MSA needs to take the lead on the initiative to licence teams and mechanics.
Some concerns were raised about the extra cost and complexity at club meetings but this was countered by the need for all involved with racing to be accountable, especially those going on live areas such as the dummy grid. It was said that many ‘mechanics’ are under the age of 18 themselves and therefore minors themselves.
Another issue is the need for professional teams to be properly insured and carry out appropriate risk
assessments. Apparently the UK is about the only country that does not insist on teams being licences, and some like France will only allow licences mechanics on the grid. The ABkC is also working with the BKIA on an update for the Teams’ Charter.
The Motor Sports Council has approved in principle that there is no need for medicals for short circuit karting from next year if the self‐certification is valid. The MSA Kart Committee will now draw up regulations to put this into effect.
- This has been taken from the June 2015 ABkC Newsletter and put in a more user-friendly format. We have kept editing to the very minimum. Please read the full Newsletter here.