Fast-tracking volunteers at A24

Sunday 14 January 2024

Having showcased on Saturday at A24 all the simple ways to have some competitive fun in your road car, on Sunday the focus on the Motorsport UK stand switches to encouraging newcomers to start volunteering at all sorts of great events up and down the country.

For those who are passionate about motorsport but don’t actually want to get behind the wheel and compete, there are still lots and lots of wonderful ways to experience the unrivalled thrills of being involved. Volunteers, after all, are the beating heartbeat of UK motorsport.

Whether as marshals or scrutineers, as timekeepers or rescue and recovery personnel, the 9,500 Motorsport UK-registered volunteers are vital to ensuring the safe and effective running of the 5,000 motor sport events that take place every year.

Motorsport UK is committed to the recruitment and retention of volunteers, whose efforts are rewarded with the chance to become more deeply involved in the sport they love and often to enjoy the best seat in the house.

Becoming a trackside or stage-side marshal is a great means to get close to the action. For all those at the NEC on Sunday, the Motorsport UK stand will be promoting just how easy it is to get started as a volunteer. Many clubs run taster days designed specifically to bring welcome newcomers up-to-speed.

Motorsport UK also provides training programmes for key Officials ensuring all disciplines of the sport run in accordance with the regulations which are designed to ensure safety and fair play.

Official roles range from Clerks and Stewards to Timekeepers and Scrutineers, Rescue and Recovery Crews to Medics, so there are countless different openings for all interests and proficiencies… as visitors to A24 can explore for themselves on the Motorsport UK stand in Hall 3.

Those not going to the NEC can click here to find more.