MSA issues rally statement

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) today (Wednesday, June 4) welcomed this week’s announcement by the Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MSP, that the Scottish Government will commission a review of motor sport safety in Scotland following two accidents at the Jim Clark Rally in the Borders at the weekend, which left three spectators dead and a number of others injured.

As detailed by Mr MacAskill, the review will call upon the knowledge and expertise of the motor sport community and the MSA says it will play a full role in this, alongside Police Scotland, Scottish Borders Council and other key stakeholders.

The MSA stated: “The MSA’s over-riding concern as the governing body of UK motor sport has always been the safety of participants, whether competitors, organisers or spectators.

“There is an ongoing investigation by Police Scotland. Like all connected with this incident, the MSA must respect that investigation and is fully cooperating with it.

“At this time, we can only express once again our heartfelt sorrow at the loss of these three people and send the thoughts and prayers of the motor sport community, to which they belonged, to the families and friends of those affected by this tragic accident.”