RACE LICENCE INFORMATION FOR THE UK
In the UK, Car Racing Licences are issued by the Motor Sports Association. Contact details for them are
The Motor Sports Association
Motor Sports House
Tel: 01753 765000
Fax: 01753 682938
Applying for a Race Licence
A competitor making an application, for the first time, for a Race Licence must obtain a novice race driver "Go Racing Driver Pack" application form from the MSA. You will then probably have to purchase a "Go Racing Pack" unless you meet the MSA exemption requirements. (Drivers who have held a race licence for cars, bikes or karts, in the past but have not renewed it for a few years should contact the MSA to find out whether you can simply reapply for a race licence).
Assuming you are not exempt it's off to school to complete an approved course at an Association of Racing Drivers' School (ARDS). The procedure to be followed is in the pack. Basically though this entails a day at a racing school, a practical assessment and a written test. It is not to onerous and most people pass first time. Once you have passed this you can apply for your first race licence. This will be a National B licence and will allow you to take part in most, but not all, race series in the UK.
The next step will be to obtain upgrading signatures by "driving nicely" in as many races as possible at more than one circuit. You can obtain 2 signatures at a single race meeting. As well as "driving nicely" you must also finish the race!
Once you have 10 signatures (one signature can be obtained by marshalling at a race meeting for the day. This is highly recommended since you can then appreciate the hard work and dangers faced by the unpaid volunteers without whom non of us could race. ( A BIG thank you to any marshals reading this). Armed with these 10 signatures on your National B licence you can now apply for a National A licence. This has a European Union flag on it and allows you to race in all the countries belonging to the EU. And
YOU CAN NOW COME AND RACE WITH FISC!
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org