ACU reveals plans for July racing return

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THE ACU has today published its plan of action for the remainder of 2020, which could get riders back on track as soon as later this summer.

Britain’s governing body for motorcycle sport met virtually yesterday following the five-phase plan set out by Number 10 this past weekend and introduced on Monday to the House of Commons.

Following that meeting, it has been decided that club and road racing under the ACU banner could begin to return from early July, as the blanket competition permit suspension has been extended. All permits will now be withheld until at least July 4, which is the planned start of Downing Street’s third of five phases in a bid to return to some sort of normality.

In line with the government’s strategy to restart the UK economy, the ACU has gone down a similar route and announced a multi-step approach.

This morning’s statement reads:

“The ACU, in partnership with the ACMA, have decided that a phased return to sporting events will commence in parallel with the Government’s Step Three.This coincides with the reopening of remaining business, public places and leisure facilities which have been required to close.

“As of 12th May, Step Three is due to begin from 4th July but this is under constant review. We will assess the situation again when the Government implements Step Two, envisaged to be the 1st June.

“In the coming weeks, the ACU and AMCA will publish guidance documents for organisers looking to run restricted events after this time.

“This will give organisers time to consider the implications of continued social distancing and prepare future events safely.”

A full guidance document has been published by the ACU and can be found here.

*Image: Sid Diggins

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