Officials News May 2020The
big news as of the latter part of May is the easing of some of the
Covid 19 Government restrictions, allowing us to socialise more easily
and pursue some of our interests at long last. How this is to reflect
on the resumption of Motorsport and our role as officials is yet to be
determined, with our Competition Committee eager and ready to act as
soon as possible to formulate a Competition calendar for the remainder
of the year .
Our role as officials will look different from now
on, to fit in with Government restrictions and recommendations, so It
is worth having a look at the Motorsport Australia website for the
changes to competitors, officials and event organisers procedures.
On the Motorsport Australia website click on the Covid 19 tab follow the Officials section with resources and responsibilities.
Also, it is worth reading the Return to Race document to fully understand the forthcoming changes for us as officials.
our free time, l suggest you check the expiry date on your Officials
licence and Working With Children card. The Motorsport Australia Members portal
clearly shows the date range of both your Officials and Competition
licence. If your expiry is pending, it will clearly state RENEW, giving
you the opportunity to easily update your license online. The plastic
license card will be sent to you by Motorsport Australia in due course.
photos below are a "blast from the past", with the start line duo
of Wayne Hunter and Peter Wilson at the 2009 Historic and Classic
Hillclimb. The second photo is from the 2006 Somerton Motorkhana. Any
guesses who the young bloke sitting at the table is?
(Previous) Officials News April 2020With
the outlook seeming a little more positive on the Covid -19 front, we
all hope to see the return of some sort of normal life not too far down
the track. No doubt you all have your homes and MG’s looking immaculate
with plenty of time to do all those maintenance tasks on the ‘’must get
Over recent weeks you will have seen various requests
for officials to join the MSCA Flag Marshalling team. Thank you to
those who have already put up their hand to participate, but a few more
would be appreciated by the MSCA to spread the load and ensure the
continued success of these events.
For those not already aware, the
diverse MGCC Club Competition calendar is dependent on the MSCA
providing sprint events at Victorian motor racing tracks. Our
competitors enjoy a chance to experience these iconic tracks and would
appreciate your efforts as a Flag Marshall.
Well known MGCC member
Ken Price is the Vice President of the MSCA and has provided a
description of a typical day as a Flag Marshall at an MSCA sprint
’The MSCA is planning to
provide a jacket for all our flaggies, firstly for protection, and
secondly as identification to others that they are one of the valuable
you can see, the day will be familiar to our trackside officials, and
full training will be provided to both the experienced and those new to
this type of event.
You would need to bring a hat, sunglasses,
clothing appropriate to the weather conditions and a portable
chair. Suggest also sunscreen if it’s hot and a small esky with
The “survival pack” will consist of a drink
and some snacks. Most of the flag posts around the tracks now are
covered. On really hot days we do water drops from time to
time. Lunch is supplied and you come in for that. You can drive
to their flag points as long as it can be parked out of harm’s way.
would need to be at the track, having signed on and collected your
radio and flag kit in time for an officials briefing at 08.10.
You would go out on track by 08.45 in time for a radio check at 08.55
and then cars on the track at 09.00.
You will come in for lunch for 45 mins at approx. 12.30 / 1.00. The on track stuff finishes at 5.00 pm.’
If you have any questions or queries, please contact Ken Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg White at email@example.com