Going into the Learning Curve

Before you start reading I want you to ask yourself these two question: Have you learnt anything new at marshalling this year? Why should the orange army visit the track I call home? Even though I've not been around marshalling for long, seven years to be precise, I've found that you are always on a [...]

Why Do We Go Back?

I was asked possibly the hardest question ever the other day when I was asked; "What sets Motorsport apart from other sports for me?" I dismissed the question at first because I thought it was unanswerable. Then giving it a little bit more thought I realised the question went a little bit deeper. I wasn't [...]

The Marshalling Journey – Trainee to Track.

As a lifelong Motorsport fan, I wanted to give something back, so in 2013 I did a Marshals ‘taster day’ at Silverstone. The day included a tour of the circuit, some flagging practice and had visits to race control and the medical centre. Unprecedented behind the scenes access. The afternoon was spent on post and [...]

First Day on the Bank

The first day out on the bank as a marshal will be a strange day at the racetrack for you. We have all been spectators and been metres away from the speed, the actions and even the crashes, but when you step beyond that barrier and stand track side in orange, it will feel a [...]