VenuesWest has commenced a tender process to appoint a sanctioning body for Perth Motorplex events. Both ANDRA and IHRA are expected to respond.
In an email to racers, VenuesWest said it was committed to working together with the sanctioning bodies to ensure that the best solution was sorted fast. It is expected the preferred sanctioning body will be announced by the end of August with driver, spectator and staff safety will be at the forefront of the decision.
VenuesWest has received a commitment from both ANDRA and the IHRA that drivers will not be adversely affected by licenses potentially lapsing. Both bodies have confirmed licenses for Perth competitors will be honoured in the interim until a decision is made.
ANDRA provides a 30 day grace period from the date of license expiry and IHRA provides an extension of licenses for a month. If a license lapses for a short time this will only impact on the amount of time remaining on the medical certificate, which is required to be updated every two years.