Role of the Pit Marshall

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Role of the Pit Marshall


The role of the Pit Marshall.


This role is commonly referred to as the Pit Marshall, the Out Grid Marshall or the Out Grid Pit Marshall.


The Out Grid Pit Marshall is a Club Official that is nominated for the position on a Club Day and submitted to KartSport New Zealand for approval with each Permit Application.

Depending on the status of an event, KartSport New Zealand reserve the right to appoint the Out Grid Pit Marshall for an event.


To become an approved KartSport New Zealand Pit Marshall you must have carried out the role of the Pit Marshall at three club days and have completed the following training modules and questionnaires as noted on the KartSport New Zealand training matrix and as administered by the Race Officials Training Coordinator, ie. Modules 3, 4, 6, 9 and The Role of the Pit Marshall.


The role is responsible for control of the dummy grid (out grid) and the out gate. Ensuring that karts are on the correct grid, giving the engine starting instruction(s) and then releasing the field on to the track at the correct time.


At an event the Out Grid Pit Marshall is under the control of, and reports to, the Clerk of the Course or the Race Director if one is appointed.


Every event, whether it be a parade, demonstration, regulatory trial or competition, requires an Out Grid Pit Marshall.

During Official Practice, Practice and Tuning Runs, the Out Grid must also be Pit Marshall controlled.


Below is full details of the various roles and responsibilities of the Out Grid Pit Marshall at the different types of events and the relevant KartSport New Zealand rules where applicable.