UK circuits FIA Grade 3 and above to get marshalling light panels

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Motorsport UK (MSUK), the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) and UK circuit owners including MotorSport Vision (MSV) have agreed to install FIA High-Tech Light Panels, sourced from EM Motorsport, at all British race circuits with FIA International Grade 3 (and above) status.

Jonathan Palmer, MotorSport Vision CEO and chair of the Association of Motor Racing Circuit Owners, said, “This is tremendous news, and an enormously progressive step towards further improving safety standards at British racing circuits. At MSV, we’ve had FIA-homologated EM Motorsport light panels in place at Brands Hatch and Donington Park for a few years now, but this funding from Motorsport UK and the British Motor Sports Training Trust enables us to really take things to the next level with full trackside coverage at both venues in addition to Oulton Park and Snetterton. And this doesn’t just help us at MSV – all UK circuits certified at FIA Grade 3 or above are eligible to receive funding.

“This superb initiative allows us to further protect both the marshals working trackside, by reducing the need for their presence in some hazardous areas, as well as competitors on the circuit itself. The benefits are far-reaching, increasing safety levels beyond just Motorsport UK-permitted race meetings. Indeed, there are hundreds of car and bike track days and test sessions held each year in addition to motor racing events, all of which will gain from this development.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he is responsible for content across UKI Media & Events' portfolio of websites while also writing for the company's print titles.

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