SCOTTISH motorcycle racers have been given the green light to return to action from today after an easing of restrictions north of the border.
This afternoon, Scotland’s government, along with the country’s national agency for sport – Sport Scotland – granted permission for the SACU to return to motorcycle sport following the recent relaxation of coronavirus legislation.
The news comes just three weeks after the SACU announced the cancellation of the 2020 National Road Race series, leaving questions over whether any racing would be returning this year.
But on the same day, Scottish riders were given a glimmer of hope as Knockhill Motor Sports Club revealed its revised race dates for 2020.
And after today’s news at Holyrood, the country’s two and three-wheeled motorsport competitors have another beacon of light.
A statement from the SACU today reads:
Due to the current situation, there are a few changes towards returning to sport but these can be easily implemented.
Clubs and event organisers can now start submitting their Covid Risk Assessments and begin receiving permits to participate in motorcycle sport once again.
It should be understood that Government guidance can change quickly and is open to interpretation and, in the event of a second wave of the virus, or a dramatic change in the ‘R’ number the advice may need to be withdrawn or reconsidered at short notice.