Claire Hedley, the boss of the relaunched Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship and Britcar Dunlop Production Championship appealed for marshals today on Facebook. The series is faced with a shortage of volunteer marshals for the sixth round of the championship which takes place on Silverstone’s International layout on Saturday 13th August.
The event is being held on the International layout after the championships raced on the full Grand Prix layout at the start of the season. Because the August race will only use the bottom end of the circuit, starting by the Wing and taking the shortcut from the Village corner straight on to the Hangar Straight, the National layout has been booked for a second club level event. Manning marshals posts all around the venue for two events stretches the British Motorsport Marshals Club and a lower than normal volunteering rate has put the round in jeopardy.
Should Britcar, the BMMC and Silverstone be unable to find sufficient marshals, safety may require the meeting to be abandoned.
The sixth of eight rounds of the championship is set to be one of the more exiting races on the calendar with 20 currently confirmed entries. This number doesn’t include a number of Britcar regulars who are still seeking drivers to fill out their line ups for the 2 1/2 hour encounter, including the Croft Production race winning Taranis from MacG Racing.
Any qualified marshals who feel able to help ensure that this event goes forward should contact the BMMC to volunteer their services via the website at www.marshals.co.uk. Spectators who want to become a marshal and help run race events around the country in a safe and fair way should contact one of the national clubs or their local circuit for more information.