After an action packed weekend of rallying, from the World Rally Championship to the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship, I just wanted to post a thank you to all the marshals responsible for putting on such a fantastic array of rally competition over the last few days, in all conditions and at all hours.
Without the energy, enthusiasm, dedication and passion of marshals, our sport would just not exist. Sometimes these people are taken for granted, but their importance should never be overlooked, whether the work they do is visible or not.
Rally photographer, Ian Francis posted this photo of me chatting to the marshals in Newtown, North Wales as I prepared to film the live coverage during this weekend’s UK round of the World Rally Championship, and it sums up a few things for me.
If taking time out of filming to speak to the marshals helps them feel that little bit more appreciated, then that is my most important part of the day.
Thanks for marshalling!