Are you considering becoming a volunteer
As a marshal, you are a crucial member of any racing organisation. Without your valuable time and knowledge there would be no racing.
Duties of Flag and Track Marshals
- To observe competitors in their area of operation and display relevant flags to ensure the safety of riders.
- When there is an obstruction on the track (usually a fallen rider or a rider with machine trouble or either an oil spill or debris on track) it is the flag marshal’s responsibility to give oncoming riders a warning, so that they may take precautions to prevent a further accident.
- Clearing of the track or helping injured riders are not the flag marshals’ responsibilities but are to be carried out by a track marshal/s allocated to your point.
- To communicate with relevant next in chain of command at meeting, any irregularities ie oil/ debris on track, fallen rider etc.
Marshals are to note and communicate any incidents that occur in their area as a statement of fact. ie passing under yellow flags, crashes. These are to be reported to the
Chief Flag Marshal /Chief Communications as soon as is possible.
To become part of the Motorcycle Racing Club of WA Marshal’s League you will need to register firstly by;
- Completing a Registration Form, available from www.mcrcwa.com.au or phone the office on 9409 1002 and a form can be posted or emailed to you. (Minimum age 18 years)
- You can choose to marshal at any or all events, including State Championship Rounds, Tuning Days or RidedaysWA courses
- You will be contacted a week prior each event to confirm availability.
- Report to the Sign on area, located at McCracken House, 2nd storey building southern end of pit paddock (Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway). Sign on will be followed by a Briefing. Motorcycle Parking is permitted in the paddock area behind McCracken House.
- Sign on commences 7.45am followed by a Briefing at approximately 8.30am by the Chief Flag Marshal. For safety reasons, it is a requirement of Motorcycling Australia that all flag and track marshals must sign the indemnity and read the terms and conditions before taking up position on the circuit.
Subject to attendance numbers, 2 to 3 marshals are allocated to each point; with flags, cement dust and fire extinguisher, plus radio communication at various points. Marshals are rotated from point to point during the day (numbers permitting).
Suitable clothing ie long pants, t-shirt, jacket, hat and enclosed footwear. A limited amount of wet weather gear is available but you are encouraged to bring your own. A High Viz identification marshals vest will be provided at sign-on along with gloves for handling of motorcycles. Ear plugs and sunscreen also provided.
Food and drink:
The MCRCWA will provide lunch and refreshments during the day, tea and coffee at sign on and a free drink voucher end of day – you are welcome and encouraged to join in the Race Presentations at the end of the day.
Each regular flag marshal will receive the Club’s monthly Newsletter via mail to keep you in touch with what’s happening. There are also prizes/fuel money to be won at each race meeting and at the final race meeting for the season, each marshal is presented with a thank you gift from the MCRC and a Trophy to the Flag Marshal of the Year is presented.
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