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News 2012: Motorbase rewards hard working marshals

August 22nd


It wouldn't be possible for motorsport to function without the time and energy given by thousands of volunteer marshals across circuits up and down the country every weekend.

As a team owner and former racer, Motorbase Team Principal David Bartrum is very grateful for their hard work, which is why he gave away a selection of Motorbase merchandise on behalf of the team to five lucky marshals at a training session earlier this year.

Bartrum was guest speaker at a marshals' training day at Brands Hatch circuit in the spring, where he spoke to the volunteers that attended about the invaluable service they provide for teams such as Motorbase – and why the UK has the best marshals!

At the end of the day, David drew five names out of a hat, offering each of these people some Motorbase team merchandise including a hat, fleece and branding for their suits, to keep them warm whilst standing at the side of the track!

Michael Applegate, Andrew Marrison, Gavin Palin, Lynn Sencile and Daniel Wills were the chosen quintet, and they happily gathered at Brands Hatch later in the year when Motorbase contested the Avon Tyres British GT Championship on 9th/10th June to pose for a photo with their new teamwear!

"It was such a surprise to win and the Motorbase clothing is brilliant," said Lynn. "It's really great to see a team, especially a local team like Motorbase, supporting marshals - and in such a practical way too."

"It was a nice surprise to winning the clothing from Motorbase, I really didn't expect it," echoed Gavin. "It shows that Motorbase appreciate what the marshals do at race meetings."