We would like to bring you up to date on what is happening at HDLCC.
Small socially distanced working parties have commenced at Loton Park to complete the work
outstanding since the commencement of “lockdown”. These are mainly works associated with track
and paddock safety, completion of the new cabling in the underground ductwork installed during
the winter, cutting the rampant plant growth, and maintaining all the buildings and marshals huts.
After much discussion, the Main Committee have adopted a two stage strategy to re-commence
motorsport at Loton Park. The intention is to run a members only one-day hill climb event on 30
August 2020. From the lessons learnt from this event there will be a second one-day event which
will be open to members and invited clubs at the end of September. Unless Government and
Motorsport UK guidelines change these two events will be non-spectator and only open to
competitors, limited support crews, and marshals and officials.
A sub-committee has been set up to develop the necessary management and organisational systems
to ensure compliance with Government and Motorsport UK Covid-19 guidelines. This is quite
complex as most pre-lockdown practices have to be changed, developed or refined. Work is
progressing at a pace and it is anticipated that permits will be obtained and Supplementary
Regulations and entry forms published in the near future.
A separate group are looking at the impact of Government and Motorsport UK Covid-19 guidelines
on our other motorsport disciplines, auto-testing and sporting trials. It is hoped that we will have
more to announce on this shortly.
The Main Committee have also decided that, as a thank you to our Members for their ongoing
support, all continuously fully paid up members on 30 June 2020 will receive a four month extension
on their current or next subscription period.