Countdown re-starts for Yorkshire Motorsport Festival

Organisers of the inaugural Yorkshire Motorsport Festival which had been meant to begin on 26 June, say next year’s rescheduled event will boost the local economy.

The festival, which was cancelled this summer because of the pandemic, will make its debut outside Holmfirth next year instead.

Yorkshire Motorsport Festival joint managing director, Michael McErlain, said: “We are delighted to re-start the official countdown to the first Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, now set for June 25 to 27 2021.

“I am pleased that we will have everything we talked about for 2020 – and significantly more – on offer for 2021, so stand by for some major announcements in the near future.

“In the meanwhile, I would truly like to thank the public who bought tickets,as well as the trade stand-holders and commercial partners we had on board for 2020 and Kirklees Council.

“Almost without exception, everyone has stuck with us and committed to being on board for 2021 – which is incredibly heartening.

“We will look to repay them by delivering an event in June next year that will more than justify their faith in us.”

The festival will host some of the world’s most famous vehicles, both on display and in action, as well as a variety of other attractions on its 100-acre site.

The competitive focal point of the festival is the Wolfstones Speed Hillclimb – Yorkshire’s first closed-road speed event this century.

To help stage the occasion, festival organisers will be looking to recruit locally during the run-up to the event and during it.