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Page last updated 5th October 2021

Jack Tordoff dies: Jack Tordoff, the founder of JCT600 group of companies passed away on Sunday aged 86 after an illness. Jack was well known in rallying circles having rallied since the late 1950's. He was also one of the few remaining members of the Cod Ecurie Fillet, a select band of rallying stalwarts (click here for history).
The Club would like to offer its condolences to the Tordoff family


Heritage Run 2021 done and dusted: The 2021 heritage run was held On Sunday 3rd October 2021, see images and brief report by clicking here.

Heritage Run is good to go!

After the pandemic and a couple of false starts, the cars entered in the Heritage Run will drive away from Sherburn Aero Club at 1000hrs on Sunday morning for a drive of approximately 90 miles through the North Yorkshire countryside.

Mike Brownlow, the Clerk of the Course told the website that he was completing a final recce of the route today, 30th September ahead of the event on the 3rd October; he said,

"After such a long time away from the calendar I will be glad to see the entrants set off on Sunday. I will have checked the route one last time so that there are no hidden surprises. I just hope that the weather is kind to us"

Final instructions and the entry list can be found on the Heritage Run page, click here.

Enjoy An Evening With Ari Vatanen and David Richards CBE:

Through the long-standing relationship that Motorsport UK has with the Royal Automobile Club it has secured 30 exclusive places for our members to attend a gala evening at the Royal Automobile Club’s historic Pall Mall clubhouse to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ari Vatanen and David Richards winning their 1981 World Rally Championship for Drivers.

Join Ari and David, who are both great storytellers, for what will be an entertaining insight into their 1981 World Championship win and subsequent diverse careers. Their Rothmans Ford RS1800 championship-winning car will be in the Club’s rotunda to add to the spectacle of a fascinating evening you won’t want to miss.

The event is taking place Tuesday 19 October from 7pm – 10.30pm and will include a drinks reception, dinner and wine. Tickets are priced at £82.00 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased from the Royal Automobile Club Eventbrite page.

Tickets can be purchased here

Rod Parkin appointed new Chair of the British Motor Sports Training Trust: 

Following the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) trustee meeting on 19 August, Motorsport UK and the BMSTT would like to announce that Rod Parkin has been appointed as a new independent Trustee and will take up the position of Trust Chair with effect from 2 November 2021.

The BMSTT is an established UK Registered Charity formed to improve safety and volunteer officials training for Motorsport UK regulated competition. Mr Parkin from Leeds in West Yorkshire began his motorsport career in 1964 and since then has built up a wealth of motorsport experience, including becoming International FIA Steward, member of the FIA Historic Commission and since 1977, Clerk of the Course for Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

Congratulations to Rod from the Committee of De Lacy Motor Club.
Read the full story here

Pictures from De Lacy Targa Rally now available to browse here. If you require any more information re prints etc.,

then contact James Ward at Chicane Media


Motorsport UK launch online training portal:

In an E mail received today, MSUK launched their new Learning Hub. The test of the Email is copied here for all our members to read;

"Motorsport UK is delighted to introduce The Learning Hub – the new, online learning platform for Motorsport UK members.

Whether you are an Official, Competitor, Marshal or Event Organiser, The Learning Hub aims to provide an easy to use and time-efficient online learning experience which will help you enhance your skills and prepare you for the role you have chosen to undertake.

The new platform will enable you to read articles, watch videos, complete knowledge exercises, interactive modules and much more.

We recognise that learning and development is key to our members’ enjoyment of the Sport – and it is imperative that we provide you with the appropriate knowledge and skills in order to carry out your role to the best of your ability. The Learning Hub is just one way in which we are committed to this.

The Learning Hub launched today with content aimed at Officials. Further content will be added each month, including specific content for Marshals, Event Organisers and Competitors.

Simply log in to your Members Area on the Motorsport UK website and follow the instructions from there.

If any members have any questions, please email us at training@motorsportuk.org


Motorsport UK Learning Hub now available:

"We are pleased to announce the launch of the new, online learning platform for Motorsport UK members – The Learning Hub. Whether you are an Official, Competitor, Marshal or Event Organiser, The Learning Hub aims to provide an easy to use and time-efficient online learning experience which will help you enhance your skills and prepare you for the role you have chosen to undertake.

The Learning Hub is already in use for the Rally and Cross Country Marshal Accreditation course, however on the 30th March 2020 we will be adding further content for Officials, including modules on:

• Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Safety Awareness

• Safeguarding in Motorsport

• Introduction to Officiating

• Introduction to Marshalling

• Motorsport Theory for Trainee Officials

As well as soft-skills training on topics including Effective Communication, Team Management, Leadership Skills and much more. To access the Learning Hub, please log in to the Motorsport UK website and follow the instructions."

Article posted 5th March 2020