- Position vehicles on the Start line.
- Record actual Start time of Competitors.
- Start the Tour vehicles as per the Tour Group Start Procedure.
- Assist in the set-up of the Start control.
- Ensure you have a clipboard with clock attached, Start Recording forms, spare clock on its own, and Start flag.
- Call up vehicles from the 10m line and position on the Start line. Once vehicle is in position move to the side of the road.
- As vehicle leaves the Start line record that time on the Start Recording form, from the clock on your clipboard.
- In the event of a RallySafe tablet failure revert to a manual start procedure. For a manual start, with 10 seconds to go before the due Start time call out “10 seconds” and place the flag in the middle of the bonnet. At 5 seconds before the Start time commence counting down (5… 4… 3… 2… 1… GO) and then raise flag to signal GO when doing a manual start. Another Official (Tablet Operator) is to do the task of filling out the Start Recording forms if possible.
- In the event of a vehicle stalling on the Start line, start the next vehicle from the other side of the road.
- At the completion of the stage, pass all Recording forms to the Stage Director.
- Assist in the pack up of the Start Control.
Keep yourself safe and follows these tips!
- Stay hydrated
- Where practical, seek shade
- Park your vehicle across the road or track you are closing, well back from the plastic tape.
- If a member of the public happens to come along, explain that the road is closed with the permission of Police, the local council and TMR for the purpose of a high-speed motorsport event. Show them the permits that are included in this pack that the stage commander has given you.
- At no time should you put yourself in danger from an aggravated person. If they look like they are becoming argumentative, use your radio or direct them to your stage commander who will alert Event Command, and let them go. If they do go into the stage, try to get them to go in the direction the competition cars will be travelling, then try and flag down the next competing or course car immediately, and explain the situation.
- The road is considered closed once you have assumed your position on the stage. Following from this, you will next see course vehicles checking the placement of all officials and tapes, boards, road conditions and road book.