All Motorsport in the UK
and EU is now under threat!

Your help is required to stop a new Euro Directive

The EC plans to issue a new Motor Insurance Directive, as a result of which all EU Member States must put into their National Law compulsory and unlimited third-party liability insurance to cover personal injury between motorsport competitors and car-to-car damage during any competition – from Formula One, Moto GP, World Rally to karting, historic and grass roots, whether regulated by the FIA or FIM or not.

The Full letter from Chris Aylett, Chief Executive Officer – Motorsport Industry Association:

Dear Motorsport friend and colleague

I do not apologise for the dramatic title to this message as our industry and sport face a serious, immediate problem which you can help resolve.

We have until October 20th to respond to this important EC consultation, If we fail to secure the amendment we seek then the likely outcome is that all motorsport activity, in every EU Member State, will cease.

All involved in the business and organisation of European motorsport need to act NOW to overcome this genuine threat to our own future and that of our employees and sport, from the unintended consequences of action taken by the European Commission (EC).

The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), along with others including the UK Department for Transport, has been fighting to resolve this issue for more than two years, on behalf of our members and the wider EU motorsport community. Now, with your personal leadership and action, it is possible for us to resolve this, as I fully explain in the attached documents (click on links below to view).

In simple terms, the EC plans to issue a new Motor Insurance Directive, as a result of which all EU Member States must put into their National Law compulsory and unlimited third-party liability insurance to cover personal injury between motorsport competitors and car-to-car damage during any competition – from Formula One, Moto GP, World Rally to karting, historic and grass roots, whether regulated by the FIA or FIM or not.

However such widespread unlimited new insurance is not currently, and, we understand, will not in the future be available – so motorsport will be unable to continue anywhere in the EU. Please read the summary if you wish to fully understand the serious nature of this problem.

Please respond BY OCTOBER 20th to:
The EC Review Consultation – https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/finance-2017-motor-insurance_en
By using the simple ‘MIA Response Guidelines’, this will take LESS THAN TEN MINUTES – a short time commitment to keep motorsport alive, and the jobs it supports, in place.

It is most important that you estimate, if motorsport were to cease, how many jobs will be lost directly from your organisation and indirectly by your suppliers or the sport, as this significant economic impact will influence the European Commission.

I am sharing this email with senior contacts across the European motorsport business community.
May I ask that you help our community by sending this email request, and its attachments, to your most influential EU-based motorsport business and sporting contacts, urgently please?

MIA’s complete overview of the Vnuk Issue
MIA Response guidance to Vnuk MID EU Consulation
VNUK a danger to the future of motorsport – your questions answered

We really must work together to make the European Commission fully aware of the economic importance of motorsport and the employment which our sport and industry provides across the European Union.

If you have any questions or comments then please email me and I will respond immediately as we must meet the deadline of October 20th.

Thank you most sincerely – your immediate help is invaluable and much appreciated.

Best regards

Chris Aylett
Chief Executive Officer – Motorsport Industry Association
E: chris.aylett@the-mia.com W: www.the-mia.com