Following the Scottish parliamentary statement and questions in the House yesterday, the MSA have issued the following:
MSA statement on Jim Clark Rally
The Motor Sports Association (MSA) welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MSP, that the Scottish Government will commission a review of motor sport safety in Scotland following the terrible of events of the weekend.
As detailed by Mr MacAskill, the review will call upon the knowledge and expertise of the motor sport community and the MSA will play a full role in this, alongside Police Scotland, Scottish Borders Council and other key stakeholders.
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. Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, we have been advised that we are unable to respond to media enquiries until it has been completed.
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.