Motor Sports Council, UK motor sport’s rule-making body, will have a dedicated marshals’ representative from 2015 to help ensure that issues affecting volunteers are tabled at the highest levels of motor sports governance.
The Council meets three times per year to consider regulation changes and issues affecting the sport. It predominantly comprises the chairmen of a number of Specialist Committees representing various branches of the sport. A new seat has now been created to represent UK motor sport’s 6,000 registered marshals.
Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “Volunteers are the power behind UK motor sport and the sport simply wouldn’t happen without their hard work and dedication, which is why we are delighted to create this new post on Motor Sports Council. From 2015, there will be a dedicated seat representing the best interests of marshals in this country and placing them at the core of UK motor sports governance.”
The first representative to take up the post is Chris Hobson, Chairman of both the British Motorsport Marshals’ Club and MSA Marshals Working Group, who has been marshalling since 1969. He is also a member of the Volunteer Officials Advisory Panel, Race Committee, Drag Race sub-committee and Training Working Group. He is an MSA International Training Instructor and has been an MSA Steward for 20 years.
Hobson said: “It is with great pleasure and some humility that, as Chairman of the British Motorsport Marshals’ Club, I have accepted membership of Motor Sports Council on behalf of the marshals in this country. I hope that I will be able to truly represent all the marshals in motorsport and add value to the Council.”