Historic and environmentally safe motor races could take place on British roads under a predefined government plan. The Government is ready to change the law for road racing promoters to get Parliamentary approval to host an event. Now the motor races can take place on the roads once again as ministers prepare to reveal their plans, ending the current legislation which doesn’t allow such events to take place on the highways.
Local authorities in Sussex will be involved in events the themselves and their approval shall be obtained prior to starting any race on the public roads and the highways. A full local consultation will be acquired by the promoters before they arrange any event.
Motor racing has been staged on many public roads overseas in the past few years in places such as Monte Carlo, Valencia and Singapore, but the last event that took place in Britain was the Birmingham Superprix 22 years ago.
The sport was first started in some unlikely places in Sussex and now it has a great history to share with the sport junkies of Britain. It got appreciation and support from many historical personalities like De La Warr, who staged the first race with the help of Automobile club of Britain and Ireland.
The sport quickly became popular all over the Britain. The average speed limit of vehicles at that time was around 11mph,and huge crowds of car racing fans would gather to watch cars dashing along the seafront at the then horrifying speed of 40mph. Car racing events attracted more passionate entrants who started a new campaign to promote Bexhill as a marvellous motor racing resort.
The first event attracted more than 200 entrants and was intended to promote Bexhill as a fashionable resort. Considering the positive and powerful impacts, Sheffield Hallam University has been commissioned by the Motor Sports Association, to examine, study, and assess what benefits road racing could now produce in the country.