OFFICIALS at the Aintree Motorcycle Racing Club have issued an update on the progress of bringing bike and sidecar action back to Merseyside.
Chairman Dave Edwards released the following statement detailing how the club is set to proceed in order to try and meet safety requirements identified at track inspections over the last 15 months.
Firstly, on behalf of the committee thank you to all our members for your patience. Progress has been slow since the extraordinary risk assessment and track inspection on the 26th March this year.
A substantial number of additional safety issues were identified over and above those documented during the previous track inspection which took place on the 11th August 2018.
One of the main areas of concern is the deteriorating condition of the track surface… the club have organised meetings with a reputable contractor and have obtained quotes for the track repairs which have been submitted to the racecourse company for consideration. We have a meeting with them on the 21st November to discuss and decide, depending on their response the best way forward.
In addition to the track repairs protection of the horse jump fences needs to be increased. This can be achieved by the provision of removable protection devices which besides the cost will need to be securely stored at the circuit. The feasibility of setting up and removing, on race days, of all the protective devices required to comply with the ACU track license will need to be discussed in more detail.
In view of the above the club will hold an open committee meeting at the Suites Hotel on the 12th December starting at 7.30pm.
Spaces for the committee meeting are limited and interested attendees are urged to contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org or another member of the committee by phone or email as soon as possible.
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