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The threat to motorsport’s future that won’t go away

The threat to motorsport’s future that won’t go away
By: Jack Benyon
Jul 19, 2018, 10:14 AM

A failed campaign to change new legislation wording in the EU puts motorsport at the risk of an insurance-based oblivion.

There is a potentially apocalyptic issue facing motorsport in Europe. That statement is neither scaremongering nor an untruth - Vnuk (not a type of helicopter) is a serious issue. Never could I have thought that a man falling off a ladder in a Slovenian farmyard could shape the future of motorsport.

The EU's interpretation of a 2014 court case, Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Trigalev, could lead to a huge change in how insurance arrangements are structured. Vnuk (the person) was knocked off a ladder by a reversing tractor, and he sought reparations.

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Series Formula 1
Author Jack Benyon