Swapping the Orange for a Race Suit

After an overall fourth place finish last time out, it was the general goal to grab a podium this weekend. With a seemingly bombproof car beneath me, and the support of my fellow marshals lining the track, I was confident of reaching the higher end of the field once again. Blazing sunshine and temperatures in the [...]

A Trip Across the Border

As a marshal who has only ever marshalled at Oulton Park, I leapt at the chance to marshal at the Super Touring Car Festival at Knockhill on 3rd and 4th June 2017. Racing would come from the Super Touring Cars, Legends, Minis, Formula Fords, and Fiestas to name a few. With 24 races over the [...]

Welcome to the Green Hell

The last week of May saw me take a huge leap into the unknown. After almost nine years on the bank in the UK, I was about to marshal abroad for the first time. Not only that but at the most iconic and fearsome circuit in the world, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and for a 24 [...]

ON YOUR MARKS!

As a Startline marshal, the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is to check the weather forecast. Far from it being merely the pre-occupation of most marshals in terms of deciding how many layers of clothes they might need to put on underneath the overalls, for the Startline marshal, there [...]

A Memorable Members’ Meeting

The historic circuit of Goodwood hosted the 75th Members Meeting at the weekend. These meetings started back in 1948 when the 9th Duke of Richmond opened the circuit and held the first in a series of meetings for members of the British Automobile Racing Club. They halted in July 1966, but were revived in 2014 [...]

Marshal On Tour – The American GP

The United States Grand Prix was my third Formula One event of 2016 and my third visit to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. I had previously marshalled in the capacity of Comms in 2013 at Turn 16, and in the Pit Lane/Starting Grid in 2015, when [...]

Marshals ASSEMBLE – The Goodwood Revival

There’s a side of marshalling most forget, however it’s an integral part of British marshalling; I’m of course on about the assembly area. This blog will hopefully give you an insight of what it is like to work in this area at one of the biggest events in the country for a specialist marshal, the [...]