As a motor sport competitor, you will experience the thrill of being in the driver’s seat or the passenger seat, depending on the motorsport discipline and type of event.
The cost of competing varies according to the category and level of motor sport, but the one thing every competitor needs is a licence and a club membership. Licence requirements and costs also vary according to the category & level of motorsport and are determined by the governing body issuing the licence.
The other popular and less expensive option is to become a volunteer motor sport official. Officials are required to apply the rules and regulations of the sport. Volunteering at club-level events is the best way to learn what being a motor sport official is all about.
Becoming a motor sport official is the best way of getting close to the action without being in the drivers seat. Volunteer officials are a vital part of motor sport and without them the sport could not function. Officials ensure that events are conducted safely, fairly and that the rules and regulations are upheld. Every motor sport event requires a number of officials with various skills to perform a wide range of tasks.
These are just some of the roles that officials fulfill at motor sport events and that you could become involved in:
- Flag Marshal
- Control officials
- Road Closure officials
- Clerks of Course
- Event Secretaries
- Document Checkers
- Course Car Crews