Brian Hayes is a little bit late to this one! It was discussed at great length in the UK last year, but it seems to have gone very quiet for a year or so, which may be good news or not. I've read nothing recently in any MSA publication.
As I understand European law (i.e. hardly at all!) a directive only becomes law when it is implemented by member countries. It does appear that Ireland, the UK & Germany were working together to have motor sport exempted from this one.
One thing's for sure: the day my reports become evidence in a claim for car damage by one driver against another is the day I'll stop acting as a Post Chief (observer)!
The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".