MSA launches mar­shal ac­cred­i­ta­tion

Motor Sport News - - Rally News -

The MSA has launched a new ac­cred­i­ta­tion scheme for rally and cross coun­try mar­shals in the UK.

The scheme gives mar­shals the op­por­tu­nity to gain ac­cred­i­ta­tion on­line, where their ba­sic train­ing can be com­pleted in un­der an hour.

The train­ing has been in­tro­duced as a sup­ple­ment to the face-to-face mar­shal train­ing days tak­ing place across the coun­try.

For­mer World Rally Cham­pi­onship co-driver Nicky Grist helped to launch the scheme and even took part in some of the train­ing on the com­puter at the re­cent Au­tosport Show.

“I think now, more than ever, safety is of prime im­por­tance and it’s not just keep­ing the crews safe, it’s keep­ing the spectators safe as well,” ex­plained Grist. “To make it this easy to be able to sign up so quickly and to be able to au­tho­rise mar­shals prop­erly can only be a very good thing.

“This is just an ini­tial sign up and ba­sic train­ing, but there’s a whole world of things for them to learn and be trained in.”

Nicky Grist is shown through the MSA process at the show

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