Clerk of the Course
The Clerk of the Course has overall responsibility for the general conduct and control of an event in accordance with the Regulations, Programme and Organising Permit. As such, they act as the sport’s first judicial body, having the power to impose penalties in accordance with the regulations.
The Clerk of the Course may be nominated by the organisers of the event to the requirements of Motorsport UK, who may require certain Clerks of the Course to be licensed Officials.
As a Senior Official, the Clerk of the Course must be at least 18 years of age. They liaise closely with the Stewards throughout the event to ensure its safe running.
The training for a Motorsport UK Clerk of the Course is conducted via a modular training programme, during which time they are classed as a Probationary Clerk. – Clerks for some grass roots level Motorsport don’t have to go through the modular training programme.
Once the modular training programme has been completed they will undergo and pass an assessment before a full Clerks licence is granted.
The Motorsport UK Steward’s main duties are to see ‘fair play’ to ensure that the event is being run in a safe manner. The Chief Steward at the event is appointed by Motorsport UK, whilst Club Stewards can be appointed by the organising club.
The Stewards of the Meeting act as the second judicial body at any event, and are responsible for hearing and adjudicating upon any appeal against a decision by the Clerk of the Course or other official.
As a Senior Official, the Motorsport UK Steward must be at least 18 years of age. They should be thoroughly experienced in motorsport and of those appointed by the organising club, at least one must be a person whose motorsporting activity is not confined to that club alone and who is not an Official of that club.
Motorsport UK Stewards Training is conducted via a modular training programme, followed by a period as a Probationary Steward before a Full Stewards licence is granted.