You mean it’s not obvious! As if standing in the rain, snow and wind all day in the middle of a race circuit or on a ministry of defence base, or out in the wilds in a forest isn’t fun enough. Well actually, if you are properly prepared, it is very rewarding and enjoyable whatever the weather.
Without Marshals of all motorsport disciplines, organising motor clubs cannot run Races, Rallies, Speed or Hill Climb events, Sporting Trials, or any other motorsport event. Even if spectators are not allowed at any event, Marshals are still required to make sure that the competitors and crews, riders have a safe environment to participate in their chosen form of motorsport.
Who goes Marshalling?
Spectators and motorsport enthusiasts who want to get more involved. People who can’t afford to compete, but still want to get involved. Basically, you don’t have to special, Marshals are always required, and it is unlikely that you will be turned away.
Join an MSA or ACU recognised Club like the Goodwood Marshals Club. To find out where your nearest club is located, visit either the Motor Sports Association web site or the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) web site. More information can also be found by visiting the Volunteers in Motorsport web site or Go Motorsport web.
Speak to other members of your own club; it is likely that many of them will have wealth of experience and knowledge about Marshalling or becoming a licensed official.
Useful contacts for other clubs and associations that our members can marshal for are:
British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) for Thruxton and other tracks
Contact: Paula Brown
Tel: 01264 882200
The MG Car Club
Visit their website MG Car Club and then go to Motorsport / Marshalling
The 750 Motor Club
Visit the marshalling section on their website 750 Motor Club
British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC)
Make sure your own club Chief Marshal is aware of your interest, they can keep you informed of events and training days coming up.
Contact our Chief Marshal using our contact form and we can keep you informed of the forthcoming Sprints and tarmac Rallies and Auto solo’s held at Goodwood or tell you more about how to become a member.
To Marshal at the 2016 74th GRRC Members Meeting, 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, or the 2016 Goodwood Revival held at Goodwood Circuit; Please contact the organising club (BARC) British Automobile Racing Club. More details can be found on the BARC web site
To download a Membership Application form to join Goodwood Marshals Club go to our Membership Page.