Autotest motorsport events in the United Kingdom (UK) 2003-2018

Motorsport is a term used to describe the group of competitive sporting events that involve the use of motorised vehicles. Motorssports in the United Kingdom (UK) is extremely popular, and the UK is considered a significant component of the global motorsport industry. The UK hosts rounds of the Formula One World Championship, World Rally Championship and Grand Prix motorcycle racing, and many others.

Motorsport UK

Motorsport UK, formerly the Motor Sports Association, is the national membership organisation and governing body for four-wheel motorsport, representing competitors, volunteers, clubs and fans, and is recognised as the sole motor sport governing body for the UK by the world governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA). In 2018, Motorsport UK declared a total group income of approximately 9.6 million British pounds.

Motorsport discipline

Within the UK there are a diverse array of motorsport events including autotest events, rallycross events, cross country events, race events, rally events, trial events, circuit racing events, drag racing events, hill-climb events, karting events, and sprint events.


This statistic shows the number of autotest events held in the United Kingdom between 2003 and 2018. Autotest events involves a series of tests, generally around traffic cones, focussing on precision driving skill rather than speed. The winner is the driver who completes the tests in the shortest time with penalties of 10 seconds given for each cone within the course hit. Autotest events are one of the most accessible and enjoyable forms of motor sport, whereby participation requires only a standard roadworthy vehicle and for you to be over the age of 14. As such the number of autotest events has increased significantly in recent years from only 525 in 2003 to 888 in 2018. 2015 saw the greatest number of autotest events in the UK with 919 events.

Number of autotest events held in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2003 to 2018

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2003 to 2018

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