MOTORSPORT UK has announced when organised permitted motorsport can resume in England.

The date is March 29, subject to local restrictions and in accordance with its own Restart Guidance.

This confirmation follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealing that the third lockdown imposed on January 4 will be lifted, and formally organised outdoor sports – for adults and under 18s – can also restart but should be compliant with guidance issued by national governing bodies.

As the applicable governing body for the sport, Motorsport UK will now begin granting permits for all disciplines.

The governing body acknowledges the target of late spring for allowing spectators on a limited basis.

Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, commented: “We are extremely grateful to government for providing the opportunity for motorsport to resume in England from 29 March.

"This will be very welcome news for our community, which extends from professional drivers and teams, through to the grass roots of the sport with tens of thousands of enthusiasts.

"Collectively they fuel an industry employing 41,000 people and generating over £10 billion for the economy, so this is a vital step in securing the UK's future as leaders in motorsport around the world.

“Clearly strict protocols still apply, as our sport needs to play its part in supporting the NHS and wider frontline community in keeping infection rates under control, and our Restart Guidance has enabled us to accomplish that objective on two previous occasions."