As we start a new year and a new decade, we also work our way closer to the start of another circuit racing season. The time of year when old friends get back in touch and you share stories of what you’ve been up to over the winter period, most conversations start with “I can’t believe how long ago last season was” even though it has only been two or three months since you were last in orange, maybe even less time.
We have reduced the size of the world for marshals to visit by our thirst to communicate and share our great memories.
Our orange family has grown to proportions that are truly staggering and we have made orange friends across the world now. For this, I am truly grateful for the internet.
You’ve probably heard many drivers in motorsport talk about ‘Life on the Edge’ the perfect balance of exploring the limits of what is possible in a race car versus the outer limit before everything ends in wreckage and ruin.
As I said in my blog ‘Five ways to make 2019 the marshalling year for you’, the season is very much approaching and your calendars are probably starting to look a bit full. Before you do fill them to the brim, here are a few tracks to look into for the upcoming season and a … Continue reading Five tracks to marshal this year
Last year I wrote part one to a day in the life of a motorsport marshal and it was rather successful, so I decided to follow it up with the rest of the action which sometimes follows from 12 noon to the end of the day.
After seeing a blog about the day in the life of a digital communications officer, I thought it would be an idea to do a blog or two about the day in the life of a Motorsport marshal.
There are moments and experiences in marshalling that don’t come around very often and if you are ever offered or get the chance, you should take it with both hands. The opportunity may never come back again. You’ve got a role with it Back in June when the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) was at … Continue reading A Taste of something new
As the chequered flag falls on a race the crowds erupt into a roar of emotion, whether their driver won or not, it is vocally expressed. Media teams from around the world rush to the podium to get the interviews with the top drivers. The teams celebrate or console, some prepare the champagne others prepare … Continue reading A wall of invisible orange
After just six race meetings of being an Incident Officer I find myself writing about it? Before it goes against me that I’m either too big for my boots or trying to tell more experienced I/Os what to do, I can inform you that this isn’t that. Instead it is about the struggles and changes … Continue reading Finding My Feet