Silverstone gears up for a summer of motor sport with the help of its Race Makers
- ‘Race Makers’ inspired by London 2012 Olympics Games Makers
- Volunteers on hand to support the 2013 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX and 2013 Hertz MotoGP™ British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit is gearing up for a fantastic summer of British motor sport with the help of its team of ‘Race Makers’. Inspired by the success of the London 2012 Olympics Games Makers, Silverstone has recruited 105 volunteers to lend their support at two of the biggest motor sport events on the UK sporting calendar: the 2013 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX (28 – 30 June) and the 2013 Hertz MotoGP™ British Grand Prix (30 August – 01 September).
The recruitment process saw applications from enthusiastic volunteers across the British Isles, who were keen to get involved and help out at their favourite motor sport events. As with the Olympics, the Race Makers will take on a variety of invaluable support roles over the course of both race weekends, including greeting fans, directing attendees around the circuit, checking tickets and offering help and information where needed.
The Race Makers will be clearly visible to the thousands of fans coming through the Silverstone gates over the two race weekends. Dressed in a vibrant blue and pink uniform, they will be situated at various points around the venue, providing a helping hand and friendly face. While not strictly part of the recruitment criteria, many of the Race Makers are motor sport fans themselves, with interesting stories to tell – one couple even came to the Formula 1 British Grand Prix for their honeymoon!
The volunteers range in age, from 18 through to over 70, and will be travelling to Silverstone from all over the country to contribute to the success of Britain’s two- and four-wheeled flagship motor sport events.
Richard Phillips, Managing Director, Silverstone Circuits Ltd, commented: “The Games Makers had a huge impact on the London Olympic Games last year; this has inspired Silverstone to call on a number of volunteers for its two biggest events on the motor sport calendar – the FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX and the Hertz MotoGP™ British Grand Prix. We received over 1000 applications which were narrowed down to a select group of 105. The Silverstone Race Makers will help us to ensure the smooth running of these fantastic events and add to the atmosphere at both British Grands Prix. It is a great opportunity for motor racing fans all over the country to get involved in their favourite motor sport events and the Race Makers can’t wait to get started.”