Commenting on the Prime Ministers statement this evening, GBGB Managing Director Mark Bird said, “I think most of us tonight expected a new National Lockdown to be announced in light of the transmissible rate of the new Covid variant. We believe that through having raced over the past six months, as a sport, we have clearly and responsibly demonstrated our commitment to work within all government advice and through our comprehensive and well tested GBGB Covid-compliant Operational Policy.

“We cannot be complacent in terms of us continuing to race and I would implore everyone involved in the sport to play their part to ensure that social distancing measures, the wearing of PPE and communication at all levels is maintained.

“Everyone realises that we still have a way to go before we see any real form of normality, but if we can all continue to pull together to sustain racing over the next few months and whilst the vaccination rollout takes place, we will continue to be well placed to come through this as a sport.”