Midlands

Marshals Required – BMMC Sprint, Curborough

Marshals for the forthcoming BMMC and Lotus 7s Sprints at Curborough on Saturday August 29th and Sunday 30th respectively. Marshals are required for either or both days.

If you haven’t marshalled at a Sprint event before, come along – you’ll be well looked after.

Due to the current circumstances we will not be able to accept marshals on the day, so if you are available and would like to assist, please volunteer to Steve & Julie Hill (hilljulie@btinternet.com) as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 23rd August.

David Leslie Trophy – 2020 Winner

The David Leslie Trophy for 2020 has been awarded to our very own Charlotte Edwards! Well done Charlotte, a great achievement.

The David Leslie Trophy was established in memory of this multi-talented racing driver tragically killed in a plane crash in 2008. The trophy is one of David Leslie’s racing helmets, donated to the club by his family, and is awarded to a cadet marshal for outstanding performance of duties.

Jayne Poston, our BMMC Midlands Chair, said: “We are delighted for Charlotte to be chosen to receive the David Leslie trophy. We look forward to seeing Charlotte progress with her marshalling hobby, and will be there to support her throughout her development.”

Midlands Region AGM

All members welcome!

Notice is hereby given that the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Midlands Region of the British Motorsports Marshals’ Club Ltd will be held by Zoom Videoconference, on Wednesday 11th November 2020 at 20:00. The Regional Awards will also be announced.

Emails have been sent out to our members – if you can no longer find the email and wish to join, please contact acting Secretary Derek Murphy (m.secretary@marshals.co.uk).

Using The Volunteering System

  • How to register
    • Click on First Time User Setup
    • Follow the instructions.
  • How to log in
    • Click on Member Login
    • Enter your BMMC account details for your username
    • Enter your password.
  • Forgotten your details?
    • Click Forgotten Your Password
    • Follow the instructions.
  • How to volunteer
    • After logging in, go to Volunteering across the top menu, and then select Online Volunteering
    • Log in with your BMMC account again
    • You can filter the events by Type, Region, and Circuit.
    • Click Volunteer for Event on the far right of an event and Register.
  • Cancel volunteering for an event if you can no longer make it – VERY IMPORTANT!
  • What have I volunteered for?
    • Go to My Calendar
    • Click Print to print a copy of your calendar.

BMMC Snoods and Face Masks

BMMC branded snoods are available again, in black and orange – price is £3.50 + p&P.

Face masks are also now available – price is £6.15 + p&p, and are washable for re-use.

To order, contact Eric Ridler nat.regalia@marshals.co.uk

National Chair’s advice

As per Nadine’s latest post, just a reminder of the following guidelines as they currently stand

  1. The Motorsport UK guidelines have been written for clubs and venues to implement.  The clubs will determine how they implement and communicate to officials.
  2. Venues will endeavour to prepare and maintain enhanced hygiene standards before, during and after events.  Please assist by following signage / instructions and leaving places as you wish to find them (e.g. toilets, litter bins etc.)
  3. Where necessary stay in your vehicles, maintain social distancing, reduce car sharing with people from other households and wash your hands regularly!
  4. Volunteering – manning levels at venues have been determined by venues with Motorsport UK agreement.  It is two per post but these may be a combination of PC, Flag or incident depending on venue.  Clubs will select accordingly.  I don’t envy the selectors – tough job!  Their selection decisions to reduce numbers will lead to some disappointment I am sure.  Post allocation process will be advised by the Chief marshal – so ensure you understand the exact location to stand as this ensures social distancing measures maintained. As government restrictions lift we expect the guidelines to change as well.
  5. Declaration – this will be electronic before each event and can be found on Motorsport UK website (each club will advise their own process for you to complete)
  6. On the day
  7. Incidents – a thumbs up is required from a driver to indicate all is well.  
    1. Do not touch or enter a vehicle unless you have the correct PPE
    2. Do attend to fires, direct drivers and only assist pushing where practicable and PPE is used.
  8. Equipment – follow directions from the organisers reference equipment provided, sanitisation, use during the day and returning when task completed.
  9. PPE – most clubs will provide specific PPE where necessary.  Recommended – face coverings, spare gloves, hand sanitiser for your own personal use.  And don’t forget to dispose correctly (preferably take home with you)
  10. If you feel unwell during the day – contact Race Control and advise.  Return equipment where possible and leave the circuit as soon as practicable.  Keep the Chief Marshal advised of updates to condition after event – especially if COVID-19 symptoms
  11. And remember maintain social distance (2m is still the rule – 1m plus where this isn’t possible) and wash hands regularly (did I say that again?!)
  12. PRCs will not be signed at the event.  Please record the details of your attendance and this will be checked with Chief Marshals if required.  

Marshals Required – Curborough Sprints

Marshals needed for the forthcoming BMMC and Lotus 7 Sprints at Curborough on Saturday August 29th and Sunday 30th respectively. Marshals are required for either or both days.

Due to the current circumstances we will not be able to accept marshals on the day, so if you are available and would like to assist, please volunteer to Steve & Julie Hill as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 23rd August.  You can also volunteer on the BMMC Volunteering website.

In accordance with UK Motorsport’s requirements a Covid-19 Event Official has been appointed, and they will be in touch with all marshals in plenty of time before the events. If you have any questions please contact via Steve & Julie.

The Summer Newsletter is Out!

Check your inboxes for the latest MMP – if you don’t see it, check your Junk folder. If you still don’t see it, have you subscribed? Has your email address changed? Get in touch with our Members Secretary Derek Murphy m.members@marshals.co.uk to check and make any amendments.

Our BMMC Sprint is back too, we are looking for marshals –

Marshals for the forthcoming BMMC and Lotus 7s Sprints at Curborough on Saturday August 29th and Sunday 30th respectively. Marshals are required for either or both days.

Due to the current circumstances we will not be able to accept marshals on the day, so if you are available and would like to assist, please volunteer to Steve & Julie Hill as soon as possible, but no later than Sunday 23rd August.  You can also volunteer on the BMMC Volunteering website.

In accordance with UK Motorsport’s requirements a Covid-19 Event Official has been appointed, and they will be in touch with all marshals in plenty of time before the events. If you have any questions please contact via Steve & Julie.

What have you been doing in your probans?

Hi All! It is nearly time for the Summer 2020 Newsletter and I was thinking it would be a great opportunity to get an insight of how people are enjoying/coping with lockdown and a lack of Motorsport at the moment.

I am looking for your photos of how you’re spending your lockdown / coping with no motorsport.

If you would like to be included in the newsletter, please send your photos to m.news@marshals.co.uk. Thank you!