Volunteer Official Roles
Do you enjoy organising and administration, or would you rather be a Marshal in the thick of the action on a track corner? There is a role to suit everyone!
The New Officials Program was successfully launched at the 2017 Darwin Supercars. In 2018 Motorsports NT will be facilitating the program with the assistance of Senior Officials and NT Major Events.
The New Officials Program is open to local Northern Territory residents who are over the age of 16 interested in getting involved in Motorsports in the NT. The aim of the program is to introduce motorsport enthusiasts world of motor sport officiating and the opportunities that it presents.
Successful applicants will be trained in a safe and supportive environment supervised by some of Australia’s best officials. This new and exciting program offers successful applicants the opportunity to officiate, and experience the many disciplines that motor sport offers be it trackside as a flag marshal, in pit lane or form up over the three-day event.
To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
- Be aged over 16
- Attend Officials welcome BBQ on Wednesday 13th June at 5.30pm where some initial training will take place and you will be introduced to your supervisor
- Be available to officiate at the Hidden Valley Motorsports complex 15th – 17th June 2018 between the hours of 7:00am and 6:00pm.
- Be an enthusiastic team player, willing to take direction and listen to instructions.
- Have written consent from a parent or guardian. (for applicants under 18)
- Be willing to cover any travel and accommodation costs
To be considered for a position in the New Officials Program please tell us in 150 words or less why you like to become a race official before Friday 1st June 2018 and fill out the registration form. Submissions must be forwarded to Motorsport NT, firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful applicant will be supplied with the following:
- (1) Guest pass to the 2018 CrownBet Darwin Triple (Spectator Areas Only). This can be given to a friend or family.
- Food and refreshments every day you are at the event as a new official
- Officials shirt and volunteers drink bottle
The Flag Team are the Officials appointed to each flag point around the circuit, giving signals to the drivers while they are on the track. Their duties involve numerous jobs including rescuing drivers, assisting the Fire & Rescue Marshals, sweeping the track and assisting the recovery team. Anything is possible as a Flag Team Official.
The Communications Team comprises numerous observers located at the flag points around the track. The team’s task is to observe all happenings around the circuit, report to Race Control over the trackside radio system, and relay instructions from Race Control to other Officials at the flag point.
Pit and Grid Team duties include controlling the vehicles and people in Pit Lane and the Supercars Paddock area, and assisting the Scrutineers to maintain the Supercar Parc Ferme. The team also has a responsibility to ensure that appropriate Pit Lane speeds are maintained, whilst directing drivers to their correct positions on the starting grid before each event.
The Team is made up of Scrutineers whose duty is to check all cars for safety and eligibility, and to examine any cars involved in accidents. The Scrutineers work from the Support Paddock, the Supercar Paddock and Pit Lane.
The Fire and Rescue team are the trained Fire and Rescue Marshals stationed in fire vehicles, or on foot around the track and in Pit Lane.
The Vehicle Recovery team comprise Tow Truck Teams and their assistants. It is their job to recover the “dead cars” from around the circuit and return them to the Paddock, Pit Lane or the Scrutineers as appropriate.
The Timing Teams tasks are to record the time of every lap of every car during all practice and qualifying sessions and races, and to produce the printed official results of all events.
The Paddock Team control the Support Paddock and the Marshalling Area where the race cars form up in race order before being released to the Starting Grid.
The Equipment Team are the team that distributes the trackside equipment to sectors each morning and collects it each night. In between these jobs, they may be called upon to relocate equipment as required and deliver lunch and refreshments to all Officials.