Date: 13 January 2017
The outcome of a government consultation on a piece of EU insurance legislation could end motorsport in the UK.
In December the Government issued a document for public consultation, which gives an option of implementing the European Court decision known as the ‘Vnuk judgment’. The ruling makes it compulsory for anyone using any form of motorised transport to have third party damage and injury insurance. This will affect all participants in all forms of motorsport.
The insurance industry has made it clear to government that third party risks for motorsport activities are uninsurable, not least because of the sheer number of potential vehicle damage claims that would arise. Therefore, if implemented, the Vnuk judgment would wipe out all legal motor and motorcycle sport activity.
The AMCA, MCIA and ACU call on the government to exempt motor and motorcycle sport from any changes to insurance law which arise from the ECJ judgement.
Speaking for the AMCA, ACU and MCIA, Steve Kenward, CEO of MCIA says:
“If the Government implements the Vnuk judgment un-amended, British motorcycle sport would end in the UK. Given that we are coming out of the EU, we are astonished that the Government is even considering an option to implement Vnuk. We call on Ministers to end uncertainty and put a stop to Vnuk in the UK.”
As a first step in the fight against VNUK, Suzanne Potts General Manager of AMCA and the AMCA Board of Directors are appealing to all members to sign the change.org appeal LINK HERE
to raise awareness of the issue and send a clear message to Government.