Official championship statement

Official championship statement

Intelligent Money British GT Championship organisers, SRO Motorsports Group, await the outcome of discussions between Motorsport UK and the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport with regards the staging of sporting events behind closed doors during England’s four-week national lockdown, effective from November 5.

Championship organisers have been in contact with the national governing body, Silverstone and the BRSCC since the government’s announcement on Saturday.

Scheduled team announcements will continue on Monday and Tuesday while awaiting Motorsport UK’s latest guidance. Championship organisers are hopeful that British GT’s season finale will be staged as planned on November 7/8.

Motorsport UK statement in full:

Motorsport UK acknowledges the announcement [Saturday] evening by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that England plans to enter a four-week national lockdown on Thursday 5 November.

In light of the prohibition on movement during this period, Motorsport UK will now refer to the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for guidance in relation to organised and elite sport. It will then take the necessary steps to ensure that motorsport in England fully complies with DCMS protocols.

The governing body will provide further information and guidance to the sport on Monday 2 November following its consultation with DCMS.