The good news for anybody wanting to get behind the wheel in competitive motor sport is that there are many different disciplines to choose from, covering a wide range of skillsets, car types, environments and levels of expense.
To get started in some club-level events such as Autotests, AutoSOLOs and Navigational Rallies all you need is a road car and membership of an MSA-registered motor club. Find out about the different types of motor sport by clicking here.
Probably the three most well-known forms of motor sport are Racing, Rallying and Karting. In order to take part in any of these you will need to take three steps:
Of course, you will also need a car or kart and the appropriate equipment such as helmet and overalls. Both the vehicle and equipment must comply with both the MSA’s General Regulations – found in the Competitors’ and Officials’ Yearbook, which comes with your Starter Pack – and the Supplementary Regulations of the event, series or championship you wish to compete in.
There are other disciplines that don’t require you to buy a Starter Pack or take a test but which still require you to take out a Competition Licence. These are explored in depth in the Types of Motorsport section.