Resumption of the 2020 Racing Season at Bemsee - June 23 Update

The Government has today announced that restrictions regarding Camping and overnight stays will be lifted from July 4th. Therfore the Club's plans for Testing at Brands Indy will proceed - Bookings are HERE - there are still some slots available across most classes.

Everyone’s safety is our main concern at Bemsee race meetings. We can’t resume if we deem all is not ready, we will do our best to make things happen as soon as possible, but we will not rush and risk people’s health and well-being – we want everyone to be prepared.

We have surveyed Marshals & Officials regarding our resuming racing in August at Cadwell over the 8-9 weekend with Testing on the Friday. We are pleased to advise that the majority of our volunteers are expecting to be able to attend that event and the others later in the season. Our decision to give all the opportunity to experience the new environment was well supported.

 

Resuming racing at Brands GP in July would have been difficult – whilst many of you have started testing at trackdays, many have not. You all need to get used to the New Normal at a Bemsee meeting without the added pressure of racing….

We’ve decided therefore to “flip” Brands GP in July for the Indy meeting in October. The July 17-19 Brands meeting is a 3-day test event for our Members all on the Indy Circuit with our usual full Medical & Marshal cover. You can enter as much (all 3 days) or as little (a single Friday halfday) as you like. You will enter online as usual - NOW LIVE!

At that event - you will see the changes in Race Office and have your chance to adhere to Social Distancing in the Paddock. We get the chance to test certain protocols, especially during on-track incidents – this will help our volunteers to also experience this stuff before we go racing.

We hope as many of you as possible will support these 3 days in some way, the revenue we generate will be especially important to the Club to enable the remaining meetings this season to be completed. Circuit owners still hold substantive sums from us – we need to turn that into revenue for the Club at the earliest opportunity.

There will be no Dinner Dance this season or special Class trophies – but we will amalgamate the results from the first March Brands round with the Cadwell, Donington and GP rounds to produce a list of 2020 Champions. Winners will be rewarded by our sponsors –we are happy to say none of them have asked for their money back!

 

So, our dates to restart the Bemsee season: (All subject to Boris lifting restrictions!)

Brands Indy – 17-18-19 July

Exclusive Club Testing all three days

The Club now needs your support over these three days, come and test with your Club!

We look forward to seeing you all again in July at Brands.

 

Cadwell Park – 8-9 August (Testday on Friday 7th)

Race meeting - all Bemsee solo classes (No Club Sidecars)

Includes first round of the 2020 British Sidecar Championship

 

Donington Park – 5-6 September, National Circuit (Testing now TBC - will advise end July)

Race meeting – all Bemsee Classes

 

Brands Hatch GP Circuit – 3-4 October – Indy Testing on Friday 2nd

Race Meeting – all Bemsee Classes