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Posted: December 18, 2018 10:29 AM

Motorsport Ireland are pleased to confirm that levies will be removed from all licences applied for from January 1st 2019. The move, which will see more than €250,000 filter back into the pockets of licence holders, is part of a more streamlined approach to licencing which will see reductions in the cost of all clubman and junior licences. Clubman licences will drop in price by almost 50% from €110 to €60, and a clubman category licence will now incorporate Autocross events up to 1650cc. Junior licences are also to be reduced by almost 10% to just €50. Coupled with this, there will be a “renew as previously held” option on renewal forms, which have also been redesigned, to help simplify the licence renewal process.

Speaking about the announcement, Motorsport Ireland President John Naylor expressed his delight at the decision saying;
“The removal of the licence levy for 2019 along with a licencing structure that will stimulate grassroots competitors is an important step for the organisation. I am sure that this move will put us on a solid footing heading into the new year and represent a period of renewed growth for Motorsport Ireland.”
Leo Hassett, Motorsport Ireland CEO added;
“The licence levy, was proving a barrier to people getting out and competing. With an improved insurance deal for 2019, the removal of the levy is a key building block to renewed growth for our sport in 2019."

2019 Motorsport Ireland first time/renewal licence forms, IRDS/BRDS forms and 2019 official licence forms are all now available on and will be posted out to competitors in the coming days.

Notice from Motorsport Ireland re 2018 Insurance Levies

Posted: October 27, 2017 3:29 AM

"The following correspondence was sent to affiliated motor clubs clarifying levy figures for the 2018 season. Please read in its entirety.

For clarification, the BRDS administration fee is a once off annual payment relating to those who wish to drive in MI Stage Rally events only and who do not hold a Motorsport Ireland licence.

Also, please note that the contribution from Officials is on a voluntary basis only."

Motorsport Insurance Fund proposed by Oliver Stanley & Joe Connolly

Posted: August 30, 2017 4:23 AM

An open letter to Circuit Racing Competitors re the ongoing Insurance Situation - from Trevor Gray

Posted: August 9, 2017 5:00 PM

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Motorsport Ireland Statement Re 2018 Insurance

Posted: June 30, 2017 4:05 AM

Statement following Competitors Meeting on (Tue) 23 May 17

Posted: June 7, 2017 9:52 AM

"We are very grateful to the competitors who travelled to Athlone on Tuesday 23rd May to attend the meeting to discuss the insurance crisis which exists within the sport today. At a meeting earlier that day the Motorsport Commission decided that the previously required deposit premium be set aside in place of a per capita payment on the first 80 cars entering sealed surface rally events. The purpose of this is to alleviate the financial burden on some clubs should they fail to receive sufficient entries to pay the cost of running events. It was also confirmed that an entirely separate bank account has been established for the purpose of receiving contributions to the insurance support fund.

A further range of ideas and suggestions were provided by a number of speakers and from the body of the meeting. These are presently being looked at by the various discipline committees and further actions will be decided on at the meeting of the Motorsport Commission next month."

Martin McKenna, President
Alex Sinclair, Chief Executive

Letter from Rallies Committee sent to all clubs re 2018 calendar preparations

Posted: April 18, 2017 9:25 AM

"Subject MotorsportIreland Rally Events for 2018.

Dear Club Secretary.

With preparations due to commence soon for the building of the 2018 Rally Calendar, the Rallies Committee have been tasked with reviewing the complete calendar with a view to a possible reduction in the amount of rally type events to be included in it for 2018 .

We would like you to clarify if it is your intention to run your event/events in 2018 or to take a year out . Clubs that take a year out will be returned to the calendar for 2019 or 2020 which ever suits them best.

As everyone is aware entries are falling and events are struggling, we have rally events almost every weekend and it is clearly unsustainable in its present form so we need a vision as to how 2018 will look. The Motorsport Commission has asked the Rallies Committee to review the complete calendar resulting in a special committee being set up within the Rallies Committee to look at all aspects of rally events for 2018 and we require as much advance information as possible.

Can you please respond to me before April 30th 2017.

Many thanks in advance.

Aiden Harper
Secretary to the Rallies Committee 2017. "

Update from Motorsport Ireland following meeting with the clubs on the 10 Jan 17

Posted: January 11, 2017 2:51 AM

"Many thanks to every club who attended tonight's meeting in Tullamore, every club was represented. The situation at hand was explained to the clubs and a solution presented. The clubs have been asked to take this solution back to their members and have until lunch time on Friday to communicate their decision to MI. We appreciate how difficult a situation this is but we want all motorsport under MI, all 11 disciplines, to continue this year and beyond. Thank you."

Update from Motorsport Ireland - Meeting Postponed to Tue 10 Jan 17

Posted: January 4, 2017 8:33 AM

Letter to Club Secretaries - 30 Dec 16 (Re Meeting on Thu 5 Jan 17)

Posted: January 1, 2017 4:32 PM

Letter to Clubs - 23 Dec 16

Posted: December 23, 2016 1:08 PM

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