Timekeeping is an essential element of most motorsport events, with the timekeeper’s role being to record competitors’ times and positions in order to determine the event results.
The tools used range from simple hand-held stopwatches to complex electronic timing systems that can accurately measure to the nearest thousandth of a second.
Timekeepers can begin training from the age of 16 and are eligible to qualify as fully licensed Timekeepers once they turn 18.
All training for Timekeepers is conducted via modular training programmes; they begin as Trainee Timekeepers and subsequently undertake further modules to progress through the different grades and/or disciplines.
Training is carried out under the guidance of senior Timekeepers, who act as mentors throughout the training period.
The process for obtaining a Trainee Timekeeper licence is free and simple; download and complete the Motorsport UK’s New Officials Registration form and return it by post to the Membership Services Team.
You will then be sent a Trainee Licence and an introductory pack, with a Training Module.