South East

Upgrade Process

Current Steps to Getting Your Upgrade

Step 1: Collect the required amount of signatures for the grade you are completing in your Personal Record Card (PRC). Only one duty per day to be recorded. All marshals must be registered with MSUK in order to upgrade.

Step 2: Complete training day or days as defined in the PRC. Experienced Grade training days must be 1 year apart. All upgrades must be at least 1 year apart.

Step 3: Complete the “On Post” assessment following KASE with Examining Post Chief (XPC). Details can be found at https:/www.motorsportuk.org/resource-centre/

Step4: Complete a Marshal Registration Form (MRF) and mark at the top “UPGRADE”.

Step 5: Send original upgrade documents (PRC & MRF) to your Regional Grading Officer (RGO) (BMMC only. Other clubs may have different person nominated).

Address: Andy Bumstead
3 Savoy Road
Dartford
DA1 5AN

Email: se.grading@marshals.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE: You must retain copies of documents sent in case of loss in the post.

Keep in your PRC wallet.

2020 SE Regional Awards

Each year the SE region committee are set a challenge to consider the presentation of the various awards available to our members. These consist of two ‘annual’ awards and two ‘long-term’ awards.
The committee decided, due to the unique nature of the 2020 season, that no annual trophies would be presented for 2020.
It is a pleasure to announce the presentation of the following long-service awards.

John Davallou Trophy

Bryan Degerlund “Awarded by the Southeast Region Committee for Outstanding Services to Marshalling”

Norrie Bergin Trophy

Neil Stretton “For Long Standing Contribution to Motorsports in the Southeast Region”

Many congratulations to you both.

To find out more about the awards, please click here.

2021 Calendar

All current (provisional) 2021 Circuit Racing, RallyCross and Sprint meeting dates for the South East Region have now been added to the BMMC Volunteering website ready for members to apply.

Please visit https://volunteering.marshals.co.uk/index.php to see the full calendar and register your for the events that you would like to marshal.

Note: All information is subject to change, so please keep up-to-date by joining the Facebook Group for BMMC South East https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMMCSE

The Motorsport UK Yearbook 2021

Need some interesting bedtime reading? Or do you like to know the detail of the sport you support? If so, here is some great reading material for you!

Go to MSUK Resource Centre to download the Motorsport UK 2021 Yearbook (65th Edition)

These regulations become effective 1st January 2021. This publication supersedes previous editions.

BMMC (SE) 2021 Training

Cancelled: Brands Hatch 20/21 Feb 2021

Cancelled: Snetterton 24 Jan 2021

Please note the following important announcement from Andy Lyle (MSV) in regard to the proposed marshal training weekend at Brands Hatch in February.

“Dear Marshal,
After days of discussion, both internally and in close association with MotorSport UK and assessing numerous scenarios to establish if we could comply with the various Government guidelines and still provide a professional and informative training weekend, a decision has reluctantly been made this afternoon (18/01/21) to CANCEL the training weekend at Brands Hatch scheduled for 20th/21st February 2021.
Despite unhelpful rumours that the event had already been cancelled some weeks ago, this was not the case, as mentioned above we have been working hard to find creative ways of running the training day(s), whilst also keeping everyone safe.
Moving forward, I did look at the possibility of running the training weekend later in the year, but with the race calendar full and changes happening daily, I can’t now see this happening. BMMC SE will endeavour, I’m sure, to hold their mid-year refresher courses for novice marshals and I’m also looking into the possible use of webinars and pre-recorded training modules supplied by MotorSport UK. If these proceed I’m sure BMMC SE and Mildred Wiltshire will circulate the necessary information on my behalf
Lastly, may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe race season and once this little bug has disappeared, getting back to some form of normality.”

Regards. Andy Lyle

BMMC (SE) AGM and Minutes

The SE Region Annual General Meeting was held on 21 October 2020 as a virtual ‘zoom’ meeting.
The main points of note were that our chair Neil Stretton has decided to stand down after 8 years in the role and Bryan Degerlund has also vacated his position of volunteer coordinator. Both have also decided to leave the SE committee.
It is always a challenge to lose such experience and knowledge, but both have served the club and it’s members for a long period and I know you will join me in passing on your thanks and very best wishes as they continue in their marshalling careers.

Bob McEwan has volunteered to fulfil the role of chairman and he was voted into the position by the SE committee as per club rules.

We are also delighted to announce, that following a successful interview process and nominations at the AGM, the following changes/additions have been made to the membership of the SE Region committee, with immediate effect.
• SE Volunteering Coordinator – Chris Humphreys
• SE Web Administrator – Bridget Rivers-Moore
• Committee Member – Mark Manley
• Committee Member – Stephen Tickner

Many thanks to all those members who ‘attended’ the online AGM and hopefully next year we can once again hold it in a more social environment.
Due to the format of this year’s meeting the ‘minutes’ were captured in both video and audio files which, due to the length of the meeting, makes their file size too large to upload onto this website, but it has been filed in the BMMC digital repository.