Appeal for Noise Testers:
The response to the appeal for noise testers has been brilliant and we now have enough volunteers to keep us going for a while. Expect to see some new faces joining the more familiar ones as you pass through noise testing this year.
Calendar and Season Update:
With the predicted second wave of the Covid 19 virus resulting in the current “Lockdown”, now is a good time to update members on the 2021 season and what is happening behind the scenes. There does seem to be light at the end of the Covid 19 tunnel, but none of us can predict with any certainty how quickly and effectively the vaccine will counter the virus and lift the restrictions that currently rule out motorsport in the UK. In order to be ready and prepared for the time when restrictions are lifted, the management committee are continuing to work on the 2021 calendar, apply for the ACU permits, organise the race meetings whilst all the time abiding by the Government guidelines.
The mid-April meeting at Castle Combe is the first meeting this year and tickets are already available on the Castle Combe website https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/christmas/motorcycle-race-meetings. It is quite possible we may find ourselves in a similar position to Cadwell last year where the final go ahead only came through days before the meeting itself.
We have been in early discussions with the Castle Combe management, where we had planned a Donington Park style Grand Prix bike display and VJMC bike show. If the 2020 season was anything of a guide, when restrictions are lifted and meetings resume, there may still be restrictions on spectators and so we, CRMC & Castle Combe, have agreed to “park” these attractions until next year as without spectators the costs involved would not be covered.
Further updates will follow as the situation develops, but in the meantime sit back, relax and make sure your CRMC membership is current and your machine and class details are correct and complete on the on-line entry system.
A note from Neil Doctor, General Secretary of the ACU, on Medicals:
“I have spoken to our Licence Department and our policy is if a rider is unable or struggling to obtain a medical this year then we would allow those medicals taken in 2020 to be rolled over in support of a 2021 licence application.
There are of course some competitors who have chronic conditions that means they will still need to be seen by a doctor as normal, ie cardio vascular issue, type 1 diabetes etc and these will need to be dealt with on a case by case basis.
Any rider would have to sign a medical extension statement to confirm that there have been no changes to their health through illness or injury in the previous 12 months which would be sent out by our Licence Department.”