Motorsport UK has today revoked all organising permits until at least 30th April 2020. As a consequence the Island Car Centre Sandown Sprint, planned for 28th & 29th March, will be postponed until further notice.
David Richards, chairman of Motorsport UK, explained, “Clearly we live in challenging times and exceptional measures are required. The decision to suspend Motorsport UK permits on a temporary basis is not one that was taken lightly as the industry employs many thousands of people.
However we have an over-riding responsibility to our members and the friends and families of our community. Furthermore, our social responsibilities extend to the broader population and the potential drain on valuable public health resources on which we are all reliant.”
Ticket holders and other stakeholders will be contacted directly in due course. “Once the current restrictions are lifted, we’ll want to sit down with the Isle of Wight Council and other partners to find a way forward. We’ve already proved the event is viable and we’ll look forward to announcing details as soon as possible,” commented promoter Tim Addison of Solent.