Whilst teams and drivers continue to prepare for the new season, marshals of the British Automobile Racing Club have also been upping their preparations by attending the ever-informative marshal training days.
Held at Pembrey (29th January), Chateau Impney (11th February), Croft (25th February) and Thruxton (4/5th March), hundreds of the ‘orange army’ – both new recruits and experienced hands - turned out in force to brush up on their core skills.
Drills and seminars on areas such as fire safety, incident handling, radio communication, report writing and flag procedures were all conducted.
Those that attended Thruxton’s Saturday session were also given an insight into what those that are behind-the-wheel see and experience thanks to former Renault UK Clio Cup champion and BTCC racer Mike Bushell.
Commenting on the success of the training, BARC General Manager Ian Watson said: “Our BARC Marshal Training events are always a key part of our yearly calendar and it was great to see so many marshals attend this year.
“British marshals are renowned around the world as some of the best and one reason for this is because of the constant training that is conducted. A wide variety of areas were covered at all of our training days and the feedback from those that took part has been very positive.
“Thanks as always goes to our brilliant team who were on hand to ensure it ran smoothly and we as the BARC wish all of our marshals, officials, teams and drivers a safe and memorable 2017 season.”
Images - Jason Gore