Motorsport Development UK's advisory board consists of senior people and academics with broad business based experience including, but not limited to: a track record in motorsport (both two and four wheel); an understanding of economic issues affecting the sector; good network of contacts within the motorsport and/or related industries; analytical and communication skills, ability to work as part of a diverse team; and sound judgement and objectivity, drive and determination.
Following the recommendations of the Motorsport Competitiveness Panel in 2003, Motorsport Development UK has supported a number of programmes to strengthen the sport and its related industry, the main headings of which are as follows:
£ million Motorsport Academy 3.1 Learning Grid 3.5 Energy Efficient Motorsport 1.7 Business Development l.0 Widening Participation 0.8
Energy Efficient Motorsport
The funding indicated has been received from a number of sources including BERR and the four regional development agencies, which make up the bulk of ‘Motorsport Valley’—EMDA, AWM, EEDA and SEEDA. The funding relates to monies expended or contractually committed.