By Nathan Findlay –
The Yorkshire Motorsport Festival is still going ahead but organisers are now limiting ticket sales to ensure the safety of all attendees.
The event, running from 25-27 June, will allow a maximum of 4,000 people to attend per day – fewer than half the original 10,000 visitors that were planned.
The restriction will remain in place regardless of any lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on or before 21st June.
Organisers have also increased the acreage in which the festival will take place, to allow the most amount of space possible for social distancing.
The festival was also selling music-only tickets for special headline acts, but these tickets have now been cancelled and only local bands and musicians will be playing.
The government has advised people within the Kirklees area to minimise the amount of travel since May 25th due to the increase in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19.
Festival chief executive Michael McErlain said his team is “going the extra mile” to make sure guidelines are followed and to ensure the event is safe.
“In light of this announcement if you do wish to come and enjoy the festival, we strongly urge you to buy your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment, as we’re currently experiencing a very healthy demand,” he said.
“We have built this event for 10,000 visitors, so the four thousand who are lucky enough to get a ticket will certainly be treated to a spectacular display.”
The festival will feature vintage vehicles, live music, a shopping village, and a funfair.
The motoring lineup has not been affected by the changes and all events planned, barring some musical performances, will go ahead.
Spectators will be able to watch car stunts, a sheep theatre and Formula One demonstrations.
A wide array of vintage vehicles, trucks, plant machinery, American hot rods, supercars and an extensive engineering village will all be available over the three days.
Although the event now downsized, it is still positive to see that the event has been adapted and not cancelled due to COVID-19.