Last night the ACU extended its restriction on Motorcycle Sport permits until the 31 May 2020. This affects our calendar for Round 2 at Teesside and Round 3 at Rowrah. In light of recent government actions NoraSport agree and support this decision. We are thereby postponing Round 2 at Teesside, as the situation is very fluid we will make a decision on Rowrah during mid to late April and we will of course put the safety of competitors, officials, spectators and circuit personnel above all other considerations.
As of yet we have no news on our Superlite only round at Pembrey on 24 -25 May but we will keep all drivers updated by email and Facebook.The chairman of the ACU Roy Humphrey made this statement:
“The government have required that we effectively lock-down for a period of three weeks, however given that the most vulnerable in our society are required to isolate for three months, we feel it only sensible to propose a longer suspension for all motorcycle sport. This is a time of national unity and we need to come together with the broader public community to do all we can to support this battle and ultimately save lives. This evening, Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said the Government is launching a new scheme to recruit 250,000 volunteers to support the NHS through the coronavirus pandemic. A quarter of a million volunteers, people in good health to help the NHS, for shopping, for the delivery of medicines and to support those who are shielding to protect their own health. We may not be involved in any sporting activities, but we could help support the NHS through this pandemic!”
NoraSport support this view and endorse Roy’s comments and would also appeal to riders no matter how safe you feel please refrain from practising especially off-road, there is absolutely no need to put the NHS under any extra strain by putting yourself in a potential accident situation.
Stay safe, Stay healthy, follow Government guidelines and lets look forward to the day we can all get back together doing the sport we love.