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Since I started racing cars, one of the most common things I have been asked is simply – ‘How do you get into this?’ I remember when I was asking the same question. The internet offers part of the answer, but there are many things that prospective competitors are left worried about, which often leads to people not bothering to have a go. I am going to focus on circuit racing in cars here, but other forms of motorsport are broadly the same. The task list you can find all over the internet goes like this: Get a Racing Licence Get some...

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This is a general article discussing sponsorship within club motorsport. This has been guided by our team’s own experiences in our first two seasons of racing on the club scene in the UK, so may not be entirely applicable to everyone’s situations or professional series with greater exposure. Before we discuss who can sponsor you and what you can give them, lets look at the types of sponsorship available: The first and most obvious is cash sponsorship, this is where a company or individual gives you a sum of money in exchange for exposure or promotion of themselves or their...

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In our previous article “So you want to go Racing?”, we briefly outlined the steps necessary to get into club motorsport. In this article I’ll be expanding on one of these points, the ARDS test. Before undertaking your ARDS test you’ll need an MSA “Go Racing” pack. These are usually around £100 and can be purchased from a variety of places including the MSA themselves. In this pack you’ll receive the licence application form that you’ll need to take along with you to your ARDS test to be filled in by the instructors. So what is an ARDS test? Put...

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‘Motorsport can be Dangerous’ – it’s a fact we all have to accept in the sport that we love. Just like the warning signs will say at every venue in the UK, despite the organisers taking every reasonable precaution, unavoidable accidents can happen. We will touch on lots of safety issues in future articles, but today we are talking about the most personal safety equipment – Racewear. What you wear in the car should be comfortable and enhance your feel on all the controls, as well as complying with all relevant regulations, most of which relate to one of the...

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So you’ve taken the plunge to get into racing, but you aren’t sure where to go, this article will help to guide that decision along with highlighting some key considerations. Motorsport can be broadly separated in a tiered system to categorise each level of motorsport. Both your budget and level of experience defines in which tier you’re likely to be able to compete, these tiers are outlined below with costs given to run a car for a season. The cost of just driving may not be exactly the same as the costs given but will likely be in a similar...

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