Race with Respect

Encouraging a positive environment, on and off the track

At TeamSport, we are dedicated to upholding a superior standard of conduct among all members of our motorsport community. Our commitment aligns with the principles set forth by the Respect Code of Motorsport UK, the National Governing Body. Rooted in our dedication to fostering an inclusive and secure environment, we strive to make motorsport accessible and inviting to participants at every level.

Embracing the Respect Code is crucial for the growth and fortification of our sport. We emphasise the significance of its adoption by all participants, as it plays a pivotal role in creating a positive and welcoming atmosphere. When engaging in any capacity at a TeamSport event, you implicitly agree to adhere to the values encapsulated in the governing body's Respect Code:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Fair Play
  • Self-control
  • Good Manners

We ask all participants to pledge to #RaceWithRespect and:

  • Contribute to a welcoming and friendly environment that ensures the safety and welfare of all participants
  • Always behave with integrity and uphold fairness in the sport; play your part in keeping the sport safe through your actions
  • Treat everyone with respect. This applies to all forms of communication with other members and staff, including via social media. Abuse of our team members, racers or anyone else involved in the race will not be tolerated.
  • Recognise that we all represent the sport and therefore have a duty to be polite and respectful to all staff, officials, competitors, volunteers, as well as fans and supporters
  • Respect the rules, regulations and authority of the Team Members and TeamSport

Whether you are a Casual Driver, Competitor, Parent, Spectator or any other participant in the race, it is incumbent on us all to Respect our fellow participant and to ‘call out’ poor standards of behaviour. Breaching the above obligations may result in disciplinary action.

What are the Expectations of Participants?

Recognise that we all represent the sport and therefore have a duty to be polite and respectful to all competitors, employees, officials, volunteers, as well as fans and supporters.

Always behave with Integrity and uphold fairness in the sport; play your part in keeping the sport safe through your actions.

  • Encourage a positive environment both on and off track for all • Welcome and encourage new participants
  • Treat everyone with respect regardless of their gender, ethnic or socio- economic status, language, religious or other beliefs, disability, sexual identity or other status
  • Do not use any sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, or ableist language or any slurs which may offend minority communities
  • Be mindful that ‘banter’ can be hurtful to the subject of your comment
  • If you find yourself in a situation that has the potential to be volatile walk away. Think of the impact of negative behaviour on our young competitors and those in the surrounding area
  • Be mindful of your social media activity. Messages through social media will be taken as evidence for formal action
  • Public criticism of the Event, the Organiser, Official Decisions or the Officials themselves is detrimental to the sport and motorsport in general
  • The Code is all encompassing for everyone!

TeamSport will not hesitate to start a formal investigation into anyone not following the Race with Respect code which could result in suspension or being banned from TeamSport circuits and Competitive Motorsport events

Parents, Guardians and Team Managers also have a key role to promote a positive environment

  • Encourage participants to behave with integrity and uphold fairness in the sport
  • Promote a welcoming environment
  • Be respectful to officials and fellow participants
  • Be a role model, understand how young people will look to you to understand how to behave
  • Be respectful to all team personnel

What could be the outcome of a Race with Respect Concern/Report?

At TeamSport, we prioritise the well-being and safety of our customers and team members and take reports and concerns regarding behaviour very seriously. If any team member raises concerns about your behaviour, it may prompt an investigation led by the General Manager of the site.

Depending on the severity of the concerns, you may be temporarily suspended from participating in any races at TeamSport until the investigation is concluded. We believe in fair and thorough investigations to maintain a safe and respectful environment.

In instances where severe behaviour is witnessed by a team member, immediate action may be taken to address the situation. We are committed to fostering an atmosphere of respect and adherence to our standards, and we appreciate your cooperation in upholding these principles.

In the event of a violation of Race with Respect rules, consequences may be applied based on the severity of the breach. These consequences, while not exhaustive, may include:

  • Formal Warning: A warning issued to the individual in writing, emphasizing the importance of adhering to Race with Respect principals.
  • Final Warning: A final warning, sent in writing, outlining that any further breaches of Race with Respect will result in further escalation.
  • Temporary Suspension: A temporary suspension from participating in races at TeamSport may be imposed to allow for a cooling off period.
  • Permanent Suspension: Depending on the severity of the breach. You may be suspended from all TeamSport venues permanently.

It is important to note that the above list is not exhaustive, and consequences will be determined based on the specific circumstances of each incident. TeamSport is committed to ensuring fair and appropriate measures are taken to uphold the principles of Race with Respect and maintain a positive and respectful motorsport community. The final decision for these measures will be taken centrally by the Head of Customer Care, once submitted by the General Manager or Regional Operations Director.

Appeal Process

If you are dissatisfied with a decision made by our team member, you have the right to appeal the decision, providing your reasoning for reconsideration. This can be done by following the instructions on the email sent to you by TeamSport.

Your appeal will be thoroughly reviewed TeamSport. Warnings will be reviewed by the General Manager and Suspension by the Regional Operations Director. Following the review, you will be notified if you are successful within 1 calendar month.

We believe in transparency and fairness in our processes and are committed to ensuring that appeals are given due consideration.

Reporting Concerns

If you witness behaviour that you believe constitutes a breach of the Race with Respect rules, we encourage you to promptly speak with a team member on the day of the incident. Alternatively, you can email customer.care@team-sport.com. Your input is valuable in maintaining a positive and respectful environment within our motorsport community.

Reports will be treated with the utmost confidentiality, and we will not disclose the outcome of a report involving another individual. However, it is crucial for everyone to be diligent in identifying and reporting behaviour that breaches the Race with Respect code.

To read more on Race with Resect, please visit https://www.motorsportuk.org/racewithrespect/