Move over Monaco, closed-road motorsport could be on its way to .... Clacton.
Tendring District Council has revealed it hopes to bring motor racing to its streets as a new law comes in on Monday.
Following campaigning from the Motor Sports Association (MSA), the Department for Transport has passed an order which would allow roads in Britain to be closed host events.
It means a Monaco-style Grand Prix could be on the cards for the UK - and smaller towns and cities could welcome a range of four-wheel races such as Formula E.
The Essex council, which covers Harwich, Frinton and Manningtree as well as Clacton, has been one of the first to throw its hat into the ring and announce it would like to get involved.
The MSA said the closed-road races would prove a huge draw for spectators and would offer a major boost to local economies.