The beginning of the month was a difficult weekend in our Motorsport world with the sad loss of Anthoine Hubert and significant injuries to Juan Manuel Correa at F2 in Spa plus news that a rally marshal died in France. A sad day and a reminder that ‘Motorsport is dangerous’ and life is fragile.
It’s important that you take care of yourselves and each other #OrangeFamily
It’s that time of year to renew your registration with Motorsport UK. This is not automatic – so you either need to log on to their website or contact them directly.
Don’t forget that you are declaring that you have enough attendance and training signatures to maintain your grade.
‘I can confirm that I have complied with the maintenance criteria (where appropriate) as stated in Motorsport UK’s Grading Scheme document(s) to enable me to apply for my requested Marshal Registration grade(s).’
If you can’t comply then contact them directly to confirm your grade and renew accordingly.
The recent PRC checks produced some interesting responses…….which warrant some clarifications:
‘Motorsport UK has records of my attendance why do I need to provide them’
‘I don’t get my PRC signed but here’s a list of events I have done’
‘I don’t do that duty any more but still want to retain my grade’
Grading may be something you see as a competition and race in itself to see how far you can get and how quickly but don’t forget to pause and ask yourself a few questions:
There’s no rush! Above all you MUST consider your safety and that of those around you.
My biggest concern is for the number of people who are being asked to perform duties above their training. If you volunteered to be a flag marshal and you are handed a radio you are not suddenly qualified to be a Post Chief. You can make reports if you feel able but really you are given the radio for Race Control to communicate to you or for you to ask for help.
The worst case scenario would be that your decisions could be questioned. You should only ever react based on the level of training and experience you have received. So do not feel obliged to do a duty if you have not had any training previously.
Above all safety is paramount – yours and your team. And this is a hobby so enjoy yourselves!