Harold Palin Memorial Stages – Fulbeck Airfield 4th October 2020

From John Newlove:

Please respond to Simon if you can hep

John

 

From: Chief Marshal <eastwoodmarshalling@gmail.com>
Subject: Harold Palin Memorial Stages – Fulbeck Airfield 4th October 2020

Hello Marshals,

As a previous supporter of Eastwood and District Motor Club events, I am contacting you to request in-stage marshal help for the Harold Palin Memorial stages at Fulbeck on Sunday 4th October.

I understand that some of you may not be comfortable yet in attending events and that’s fine and some of you are desperate to get out and enjoy a bit of motorsport!

The event will be run differently to previous years, being shorter, but with multiple laps and obviously less contact with crews and officials face to face. The rally will start at 10am and have 6 stages (so a late start and early finish – happy days!).

We will be running with a reduced staffing level to previous events – first come, first served I’m afraid.

All signing on will need to be done electronically prior to the event. No one will be allowed to enter the venue unless they have completed the pre-event sign on as we have to make sure we know who is on site as part of the governments Covid-19 ‘track and trace’ scheme and we won’t have any paperwork on site.

Please could you let me know either way if you are available or not for the event and if you are could you also let me know your MSA number so I can make a start on the ‘electronic’ paperwork!

If you have any questions just ask and I’ll be happy to help.


Simon Rolph
Chief Marshal
Eastwood and District Motor Club

The Clubman Motorsport Melbourne Time Trial – 29 August 2020

From: Richard Hart <lookoutmarshal@virginmedia.com>
Sent: 30 July 2020 21:47
Subject: The Clubman Motorsport Melbourne Time Trial

Dear Marshal,

I hope you are well in these strange times. I am writing to you to ask for assistance on a new event – the Clubman Motorsport Melbourne Time Trial on Saturday the 29th of August. Promoted by Trackrod Motor Club, the event is planned to cover up to 40 miles in 10 stages at Melbourne Airfield. All stages will be single-lapped and any profits from the event will be invested in the venue for when rallies resume in 2021.

The Time Trial will be dual permit, competitors can choose to have just a driver or a driver and navigator. There will be a maximum of 60 cars and there will be a host of changes to accommodate the Covid-19 requirements. I have attached to this email 2 MSUK documents regarding Covid19 for your information.

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Information from Motorsport UK – “Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart”

Information from Motorsport UK – the video is probably worth looking at for rally competitors and marshals.

David

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Subject: Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:31:18 +0000
From: Motorsport UK <media@motorsportuk.org>

 

 

Motorsport UK enters next phase of Restart

We hope everyone has enjoyed the opening month of motorsport’s resumption. During these past four weeks, we have successfully run over 150 events across eight different disciplines in five different regions of the British Isles. Without your dedication, enthusiasm, time and support, none of this would have been possible. We would like to thank everyone in our community – our member clubs, officials, marshals, teams and competitors – for a constructive and truly collaborative approach to the safe and successful return of motorsport.

This weekend marks a new month and the next phase of our restart plans. Not only are there two Grands Prix at Silverstone, where over 420 volunteers will come together to help make the races possible, August will also see the start of our British Championships. The British Touring Car Championship, British F4 series and British GT Championship all get underway this weekend with the British Kart, British Rallycross and British Autotest Championships following suit later this month.

As well as the British titles, an increased number of permits are being allocated across the UK, with a further 312 being issued for next month so far.

Important Information

Motorsport can only operate if we continue to follow the relevant guidance. This can be found at motorsportuk.org/restart

Social Distancing
We encourage everyone to follow the Motorsport UK and applicable government guidelines. Whether you are a volunteer, competitor or team member, please be advised that you must maintain a distance of 2 metres. If 2 metres cannot be achieved, a face mask must be worn, even if operating outside.

Please respect the officials enforcing the guidance – they are simply maintaining a safe environment for all.

‘Thumbs-Up’ Signal
A reminder to all competitors that if you are ‘ok’ following an incident, please give the ‘thumbs-up’ signal when approached by a marshal.

Two posters are now available from Motorsport UK to convey the above messages. These can be downloaded from the Document Library.

Non-essential Personnel
Please do not invite any non-essential personnel to events.

Hygiene
If you are running a team, we recommend you bring a supply of PPE and sanitising products for your personnel. Please wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitiser and clean common touchpoints regularly.

Signing-on Declarations for Pre-event Scrutineering
It is important to ensure that the Chief Scrutineer has sight of the pre-event declarations in good time before the event to enable them to review a percentage of the forms and plan any spot checks that may be required throughout the day.

Remember that competitors should not be required to assemble in a single location with their vehicles for scrutineering, but spot checks can be undertaken at any time during the event, including in the assembly area. Any issues found in these spot checks will need to be rectified before the vehicle continues in the event.

Marshals’ Upgrade Assessments
We have received a number of questions regarding assessments and wish to clarify the situation.  The person carrying out the assessment would be classed as an additional person, supplementary to requirements for the safe functioning of that post. For this reason, whilst social distancing measures remain in place, marshal upgrade assessments must not be undertaken. Should assessments for upgrade purposes need to be postponed until 2021, all previously achieved event attendance and training signatures will remain valid.

Rallying Restart Guidance
Rallying as a discipline was given the green light earlier this month, and now Motorsport UK has created a guidance video to help everyone understand the changes we have to undertake. Following our announcement, FIA World Rally Championship powerhouse M-Sport launched a brand new event to be held at Greystoke in Cumbria. This will be held on 22 August and will be the first rally to implement our new guidelines.

Link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9g14e0Jtsg

We fully appreciate the feedback we receive after events and the information gathered from the COVID-19 Officer reports. With each weekend, we are continually evolving and finding new ways to safely run our sport. In our guidance updates, we share those learnings and remind our community of the key information to help the future organisation of events.

We would also like to take this opportunity to once again thank all of the community for your support. We look forward to an exciting summer of motorsport ahead.

Have a safe and successful weekend.

Motorsport UK

 

 

Alwoodley MC Nick Ayre Autotests 9th August, York MC August Clubday Autotests 16th August, York MC September Clubday Autotests 13th September

From Robert Newlove:

Some info if you have not already seen it

Robert

 

From: York Motor Club
Subject: York Motor Club – August Clubday – Alwoodley Nick Ayre Autotests

Ladies and Gentlemen

I am pleased to announce that we can now get some YMC motorsport underway – obviously social distancing MSA no contact / paperwork rules will be strictly observed.

Continue reading “Alwoodley MC Nick Ayre Autotests 9th August, York MC August Clubday Autotests 16th August, York MC September Clubday Autotests 13th September”

Sutton Upon Derwent Classic Car Show and Road Run August 16th Cancelled

From John Newlove:

Sadly the Village Hall committee have decided that they do not have the resources to be able to run the show and comply with all the Covid 19 regulations around social distancing, Licencing and Food provision. Leaving them with no option to cancel this year’s event.

Consequently the usual road run will not also go ahead.

Thank you for everyone’s past support and hopefully we will be back next year

Thanks

Harold Palin Memorial Rally at Fulbeck – 4th October 2020

From John Newlove:

Please see message from the chief marshal for this event

John

 

Subject: Harold Palin Memorial Rally at Fulbeck – 4th October 2020

Hello all Marshals, Officials and Competitors,

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

This email is to let you know that the Harold Palin Memorial Rally has been given the green light to run on 4th October 2020 at Fulbeck airfield.

We will be following all Government and Motor Sport UK guidelines regarding Covid-19 to run the event as safely as possible, ensuring the safety of all crews and officials who wish to take part in the event.

We will be in touch shortly to request support for the event, but this is just to let you all know the event is going ahead as planned.

We will still be doing repairs and upgrades to the venue as planned and as ever we really appreciate the support you have shown the event and the club in the past.

I’ll be in touch soon, but in the meantime please stay safe and take care.

All the best.

Simon.

Simon Rolph
Chief Marshal
Eastwood and District Motor Club

Mark Lowe

From John Newlove:

Please see email from Paul Swainson regarding Mark Lowe who unfortunately passed away recently, Mark helped out on North Humberside events particularly on our Worcop event.

John

 

Hope you fit and well. Asking for a favour, as you are probably aware Mark Lowe recently passed away due to Covid complications. Mark was an X-ray porter at the local James Cook hospital as well as a big fan of rallying and speedway.

With the permission of Mark’s partner Amanda, Roy Barwick, Mick Welford and myself have produced a marshals sticker in memory of Mark.

They are approx 5 inch by 3 inch vinyl stickers. If people would like one or more we are suggesting a donation of £4 Inc P &P per sticker.

Proceeds will go to Amanda and the two boys.

I would be grateful if you could forward this email to marshals on your lists.

If people want one they can contact me by email. paul.swainson3@ntlworld.com

Stay safe and hopefully we can be out marshaling again asap.

Regards Paul Swainson