Corby race circuit needs volunteers for emergency exercise

Rockingham Circuit
Rockingham Circuit

Free tickets to Rockingham’s opening race meeting of the new 2014 season are being offered to people who volunteer to take part in an emergency exercise at the circuit to test its safety procedures.

The circuit is preparing for the new season and next month’s curtain-raiser on April 5 and April 6.

Volunteers must be available from 10am on Friday, April 4, which is the test day for the British Automotive Racing Club (BARC) race meeting, and will be required to sit in the grandstand for long periods.

Playing the role of spectators, they will be asked to follow the steward’s instructions, who will be putting Rockingham’s safety procedures into practice during a number of scenarios including the emergency evacuation of the grandstand.

Rockingham’s head of operations, Cat Lund, said: “It’s important we check our stewarding and spectator safety procedures every year. In order to help us do this, we need some willing volunteers to pretend to be spectators.

“In return everyone who comes along will be able to watch testing for the BARC race meeting and will receive a pair of free tickets to come back and watch some of the best British Club racing.”

Anyone interested in volunteering should register their details at by Friday, March 28.