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Old 31 May 2020, 09:18 (Ref:3979411)   #481
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whatever - anything to get back on track
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Old 31 May 2020, 15:40 (Ref:3979480)   #482
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Ofc, it was for info only.

Karting has gone to electronic signing on before attending. This virus appears to have been the catalyst for many changes that people here on Tenths have been calling for.

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Old 1 Jun 2020, 08:40 (Ref:3979569)   #483
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Itís easy to sign up to. Should be no problem. This sort of thing would have come sooner or later anyway.
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Old 1 Jun 2020, 09:02 (Ref:3979576)   #484
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Actually signing on is not just about a signature confirming attendance. It's a declaration that the driver has the necessary licence and is able to race safely. Also that the driver is not under the influence of any proscribed drugs etc.
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In the current circumstances, we need to do all we can to help local businesses. With this in mind I suggest we all schedule our visits to the pub so we can keep the 2m social distancing and whilst there get completely slamied for two hours before handing over to the next shift.

It probably won't stop the virus but nobody would care.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 09:08 (Ref:3979739)   #485
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I do think a lot of folk, drivers, organisers and marshals may see this as a stopping point, at least for this year, if not for ever. Having been involved in motorsport all my life, I've now done three months with no events and just a bit of work editing the club magazine. My racer and touring classics are ready to go but I've been quite happy in the garden and doing all sorts of jobs that needing doing for years. My bank balance has never been so healthy!
In recent years, the amount of time race and rally marshals are asked to be active at an event has grown because organisers need to maximise the amount of time the track is active to pay the bills. Hence fewer but longer races with few if any comfort breaks. In rallies stages are run twice and you have to be there two hours in advance. In a BRC round last year marshals were in a stage for 11 hours for two run with a total of 63 cars. Most won't return. A couple of years ago I was at a Britcar race at Croft over three hours and had nine entries. Again marshals were saying that they wouldn't do that event again.
Many marshals, organisers and competitors are now in or near the "vulnerable" age so will be being cautious. All sport is a social activity so if we are at an event for twelve hours and the only socialising will be from 2 metres it's going to be rather boring.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 09:55 (Ref:3979754)   #486
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I am sure though we will still have enough drivers, personnel and marshals for racing to happen this season. There are those that can't wait to get back. I can understand some feeling content at the moment, but there will always be those who can't do without racing.

Of course it is tough for marshals, they have to do a lot of work for varying hours and of course they give up their own time to do it. It's important the clubs that run circuits continue to make sure they are looked after. To be a marshal you need to be alert, patient and fit enough. I just have nothing but admiration for the guys in orange who do a lot for British motorsport
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 10:07 (Ref:3979761)   #487
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As already discussed here, the running of events behind closed doors may encourage a few dedicated spectators to consider doing some marshalling.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 10:13 (Ref:3979764)   #488
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I am sure though we will still have enough drivers, personnel and marshals for racing to happen this season. There are those that can't wait to get back. I can understand some feeling content at the moment, but there will always be those who can't do without racing.

Of course it is tough for marshals, they have to do a lot of work for varying hours and of course they give up their own time to do it. It's important the clubs that run circuits continue to make sure they are looked after. To be a marshal you need to be alert, patient and fit enough. I just have nothing but admiration for the guys in orange who do a lot for British motorsport
I think the issue is that there are very few clubs that actually run circuits (Thruxton?) It's the circuit owners who set the fees and thus force the clubs to pack in as much racing as possible to cover the cost.
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I do think a lot of folk, drivers, organisers and marshals may see this as a stopping point, at least for this year, if not for ever....

Many marshals, organisers and competitors are now in or near the "vulnerable" age so will be being cautious. All sport is a social activity so if we are at an event for twelve hours and the only socialising will be from 2 metres it's going to be rather boring.
I suspect that's the rerasopn behind the 50% reduction in permit issue for July and ongoing
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In the short term I can't see a problem with the number of Marshals at an event. because the MUK's 'Getting back on track' document says:

POSTS ē A maximum 2 marshals per post, 1 in Marshals Box (Post Chief) + 1 marshal Ė lights or flags if acceptable, outside. ē Post allocation to be issued remotely prior to event to avoid unnecessary delays and gatherings

It's when/if we revert to normality whatever that is, when the issues will arise.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 15:45 (Ref:3979850)   #491
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The Uruguayan government has allowed auto racing events with no fans, including track days, circuit training and drag racing.


Mind that we have "just" 23 deaths, under 150 active cases and under 15 new cases per day out of 3 million people.
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Old 2 Jun 2020, 18:41 (Ref:3979866)   #492
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Crikkee .Uruguay now thatís a place I have not been to or raced . Tell us more about your cars and classes please .
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More information about Uruguayan circuit racing here.


We also have a national championships for rallying, karting and several motorcycling classes.


Autocross (off-road circuit racing) is raced regionally. The historic Cachilas (1930s cars) and Plataformas (VW buggies) are now coupled with 1990s cars.
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Old 5 Jun 2020, 19:39 (Ref:3980381)   #494
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Normality returned to Mallory today, after 75 days of inaction, with a No Limits bike trackday. It took 13 minutes before the first Red Flag so it really was business as usual. It was good to be back that's for sure.

Now looking forward to cars on Wednesday.
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