All events postponed 

Motorsport UK have retracted all permits

 

BAE 07.11.2020 postponed

College 08.11.2020 postponed

Botanic Garden 29.11.20 postponed

Unfortunately due to the restrictions of lockdown 2.0 The Isle of Wight Car Club are unable to run any motorsport events until further notice.
After consulting with the government, Motorsport UK has retracted all motorsport permits in the UK, this will stay in place until such times that the government allow motorsport to continue.
With 3 events to go in the IOWCC championship it has been decided to postpone these events rather than cancel them.
The hope is that motorsport will be allowed to continue in December, giving us until the AGM in march to run these events (our club championship runs from AGM to AGM).
Because of the uncertainty of the situation we are unable to fix dates, however, we know club members just want to enjoy participating in motorsport and as soon as we are permitted we will set the dates and venues.
For those that had already entered and paid for the Healey weekend, your entry fees are safe and they can be held as credit for when we restart, however, please remember you will still need to complete a new entry form once entries for the new events are open. If you would prefer a refund please contact the club via email at membership@iowcc.co.uk

Below is the official statement issued by Motorsport UK

Motorsport UK confirms the suspension of non-elite motorsport in England until early December

Monday 02 November 2020
Motorsport UK has consulted on the implications for motorsport in England with the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the plan to enter a four-week national lockdown on Thursday 5th November.

The governing body confirms that following DCMS guidance it must suspend all non-elite motorsport until 2nd December. Selected elite events officially recognised by the DCMS, which include the British Touring Car Championship, will be permitted to continue.

Motorsport activities in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands are subject to prevailing government guidance in those devolved territories. At this time, motorsport as organised sport continues in Scotland, in accordance with Motorsport UK’s comprehensive restart guidance introduced on 4th July. Motorsport is currently suspended in Northern Ireland and Wales, as mandated by the respective devolved governments.

In respect of permits issued for non-elite events in England between 5th November and 2nd December, Motorsport UK confirms that those permits are now withdrawn. Organisers will need to reapply if they plan to hold the event at a later date.

Motorsport UK will continue to monitor the prevailing advice from the UK Government and that of the devolved nations and ensure the motorsport community is updated.

Motorsport UK would like to thank the entire motorsport community for their resilience and hard work throughout the summer months to keep motorsport running and operating safely. During the coming weeks we will be working hard to ensure that as soon as government guidance allows, motorsport can safely resume once again.

NEXT EVENT

Isle of Wight Car Club event

Healey Weekend

BAE 07.11.2020

College 08.11.2020


Entries are now open for the Healey weekend 7th and 8th of November. Saturday at BAE and Sunday at the IOW college. Both days are individual rounds of the car club championship, however, the fastest combined times of Saturday and Sunday in each class will win a trophy, the overall fastest combined time will take home the converted Turbine Trophy. Head to our website and enter both days.

Entries close at Midnight on Wednesday the 4th of November

Unfortunately you have to enter and pay for each event individually (sorry)

The next event is round 5 at BAE on the 18th of October 

Entries close at midnight on the 14th of October

sorry no entries on the day

 

 

We are no longer permitted to allow spectators at any of our events due to new Motorsport UK Covid 19 rules. Please do not encourage non competitors to attend

 

There is now a requirement for all participants to wear a face mask in all areas of the venue at all times if you are unable to maintain a 2 meter distance

you MUST wear a face mask at ALL TIMES when in front of the club trailer.

 

Unfortunately if you have an exemption from wearing a face mask you will not be able to attend a Motorsport UK event during these times.

 

 

Round 3 video

Round 2 Results

After the last championship event at BAE back in March, it was great to get back to some grass roots motorsport on the Isle of Wight again. 24 drivers competed in Round 2 at the Isle of Wight College.

With the threat of rain, drivers were keen to get out and bag a decent time, however, there was a little trepidation as initially the course seemed complicated and treacherous thanks to the many unforgiving curbs but the course soon had the thumbs up from divers as it was smooth and flowing with a great mix open and tight technical sections favouring different types of cars and driving styles.

In round 1 the class 5 specials of Andy Williams and Chris Wilson were the first to go sub 1 minute setting the standard for all to follow.

Toby Allan was the next and only other driver to join the sub minute during round 2 in his borrowed Lotus owned by Matthew Price. (Brave man letting someone drive his lovely car around this curb infested venue).

By run 3 there were fewer wrong tests and drivers were reducing their times. New club members, Karl Robins, Martin Read, Steven Staff and Robbie Cooper were all improving on their times and seemed to be enjoying themselves. Many people shy away from motorsport as they feel it may be intimidating or put them under pressure to perform but those that give it a go all say how much fun it is. So come and have a go, you will not regret it.

Motorsport is one of the few sports in the world that is not sexist or ageist, however, the IOWCC do like to promote the participation of ladies within our club and for this reason we also like to award an additional prize for the fastest lady of the day. Tahnee Attwood, Karen Moore and Louise Wren were showing the lads how it is done, and it was Louise who took ladies’ honours at the end of the day finishing in a fantastic 12th place overall.

Class 1 and class 2 cars are for unmodified cars. Shane Parry was the quickest of the day in class 1 in his sub 1400cc Fiesta and Wayne Hole not only claimed the class 2 win in his standard MX5 but also took 3rd place overall.

Class 3 and 4 are for modified cars and Dave Goodwin took his classic mini to a class 3 win and Toby Allan in his borrowed Lotus crashed through the competition to take the class 4 win.

Class 5 is for heavily modified saloon cars or specials and these lightweight race cars are hard to catch at the best of times but today the time gaps were huge. 2nd place Andy Williams in his special was a full 3 seconds ahead of Wayne in 3rd place and Chris Wilson was a staggering 3 and a half seconds ahead of Andy giving him a very well-deserved class 5 and overall win.

In the end the rain stayed away, everyone followed the government and Motorsport UK Covid 19 guidelines and we are all pleased motorsport is back on the calendar.

This must be the cheapest and most accessible motorsport available and for only £20 per event there is no reason why you should not give it a go. The next event is on the 6th of September at BAE in Northwood and entries close on the 3rd of September so head to the IOWCC website www.iowcc.co.uk and sign up today.

Images by Allan Marsh

 

Isle of Wight Car Club event IOW College 23.08.2020

Car sharing is now allowed regardless of household, provided the car is sanitised between driver changes

To meet the current government and Motorsport UK guidelines we have implemented procedures to help safeguard us all against Covid 19. These include :-

  • All entries forms, pre event declaration and payments must be completed online via our website by midnight on the Wednesday prior to the event.
  • No passengers may be carried which rules out Production Car Autotests and the Youth Championship.
  • Driver Briefing will be sent out in advance online as there will be none at the event.
  • Vehicles will only be touched by marshals and officials when wearing disposable gloves

Unfortunately we cannot except entries
on the day

Entries close at midnight on the 19th of August

Isle of Wight Car Club event

Atherfield 12.07.2020To meet the current government and Motorsport UK guidelines we have implemented procedures to help safeguard us all against Covid 19. These include :-

  • All entries forms, pre event declaration and payments must be completed online via our website by midnight on the Wednesday prior to the event.
  • No passengers may be carried which rules out Production Car Autotests.
  • Unless drivers are from the same household – Car sharing is not permitted so its only one driver per car for the day
  • Sanitisers, masks and gloves are being provided by Motorsport UK for our first event if needed.
  • Driver Briefing will be sent out in advance online as there will be none at the event.
  • Competitor paddock car parking required 2 metre spacing between vehicles.
  • Vehicles will only be touched by marshals and officials when wearing disposable gloves
  • Use of portable toilets will be minimised so we will not be bringing the Club ones to the venues.