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MSA homologation extended dates

Motorsport UK has announced on the 8th March 2021 that it has extended the validity of certain FIA-homologated competition seats by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Motorsport UK Board, and its Technical Committee, made this decision as drivers have not been able to benefit from the full usable life of seats during 2020 and 2021 so seats that expired during these years will have a 12 month extension beyond the homologated life. 

The applicable Regulations are N6.13.6.1 and R48.10.6, and the extension applies specifically as follows:

  • Seats with an original homologation label detailing a manufacture date during 2013, which may be used for up to 8 years from the date on that original homologation label;

  • Seats with a ‘Not Valid After’ date (on the original homologation label) of 2019, which may be used until 31st December 2022.

The validity dates above take into account the additional two years’ use over the FIA homologation validity already afforded to seats used in National Events in these disciplines.

The date of implementation of the above Exemption (Regulation A2.4) is immediate and will cease on 31 December 2022.

These new dates may involve your FIA seats, to find out more about the extended validity of FIA competition seats, click the button below to go to the Motorsport UK website.

Motorsport UK is the national membership organisation and governing body for four wheel motorsport in the UK, representing competitors, volunteers, clubs and fans. They are a member focused not-for-profit organisation that embraces the diverse community that includes 720 affiliated motor clubs, 30,000 competition licence holders, 10,000 volunteer marshals and 4,000 officials. Motorsport UK issue over 5,000 event permits every year to provide everyone the opportunity to get close to the action and grow the sport. 

Motorsport is a founding member of the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Click here for full details of the FIA Standard 8855-2021.

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