As the governing body, the MSA is responsible for the governance and administration of all major forms of motor sports in the UK, controlling the technical and sporting rules across the various disciplines.
The MSA implements these rules, known as the General Regulations, to govern the conduct of motor sports. These rules are made and amended by the Motor Sports Council, which is the 'parliament' of motor sports, while the MSA acts as the 'civil service'.
The British Grand Prix and the Rally of Great Britain are the flagship motor sports events in the UK however the MSA is also concerned with the 34,000 licence holders, 10,000 volunteers & officials and the 5,000 events taking place in the UK each year.
The MSA is an organisation made up of more than 700 motor clubs (with a combined membership in excess of 200,000) organised around 13 Regional Associations across the United Kingdom.
It represents international and national issues relating to the governance of motor sports and is involved on various FIA Specialist Commissions.
The MSA is represented on the FIA World Council, exerting influence where necessary in the interests of the UK, helping to shape the direction of motor sports on the world stage.