Chennai, 19th May 2020: The Covid-19 Pandemic has disrupted the sporting activities worldwide including motorsports.
The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the National Sports Federation, responsible for the governance and promotion of motorsports in India, has announced a package for the year 2020 to stimulate the Indian motorsporting activity.
To give impetus and to encourage the resumption of grass root motorsporting activities as well as National Championships, the FMSCI Council has announced a spate of initiatives as under:
- Free renewal of National level Competition Licences applied for in 2020 for the year 2021, if these licence holders do not take part in any event in 2020.
- 100% waiver of the Permit Fees for organisers of all status of events, if no sponsor/s associated with the event. 50% of permit fees will be charged otherwise.
- 100% waiver of the Naming Rights fees for events, if no sponsor/s associated with the event. 50% naming rights fees will be charged otherwise.
- One year extension for the existing Promoters of various National Championship events irrespective of whether the National Championship is conducted in 2020 or not
- Local Stewards will be appointed to ease the burden of travel and hospitality costs for the organizers.
The FMSCI sincerely hopes that with these initiatives, the motorsports in India will resume as soon as the lockdown is lifted for sports activities. The Government has already announced that stadiums can be opened but with no spectators, though a clarity is needed if sports can be conducted without spectators or not.