Fans are set to enjoy a new and improved National Motorsport Week this year after a new partnership between the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), the Motor Sports Association (MSA) and Goodwood Motorsport.
The annual event will take place between 25th June and 3rd July, ending with the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The National Motorsport Week has run yearly since 2006 and aims to introduce new fans, competitors, organisers, engineers, journalists, photographers and marshals to the sport, as well as attracting wider media coverage for it.
Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the MSA, said: “From all angles motor sport is a great UK success story and one we will be highlighting in National Motorsport Week. The MSA has supported the MIA in this project since its inception. However, now National Motorsport Week will be part of our on-going Go Motorsport initiative, the primary purpose of which is to encourage more people into the sport. The objectives of the year-round Go Motorsport campaign are very similar – let's get more people involved in motor sport.
“The revised date – plus the extra impetus from the MSA – will see this well established initiative gather even greater momentum. We couldn't hope to have a better showcase than the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the move to July coincides with numerous UK motor sport events and activities, including the final build-up to the British Grand Prix. I am confident that by combining our resources and the whole sport coming together, we can really celebrate the global status and achievements of UK motor sport.”
MIA's CEO Chris Aylett added: “This is great news. We are excited by our new partnership that will vault National Motorsport Week to a new level. Incorporating it into Go Motorsport makes enormous sense, as does being able to crown nine days of nationwide promotional activities with access to 150,000 of the most ardent followers of motor sport at the Festival of Speed.”