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Singapore GP opens recruitment for volunteer marshals for inaugural night race
Singapore, 19 December 2007 - Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd is inviting volunteers to be a part of history as marshals at the inaugural 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
800 marshals are needed to fulfil varying positions in order to run a successful street race next year. Interested participants can register to be a marshal via the official website, www.singaporegp.sg.
The Confederation of Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS), who is the appointed official race organisation consultant, will be providing the training for the marshals. The Australian organisation and its accredited International trainers have significant experience at the FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix of Australia and other International and Australian major circuit racing championships. Many of them were also involved in the training of marshals for the 2004, 2005 and 2006 FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix of Bahrain.
The programme will consist of a foundational e-learning component, as well as classroom and practical training sessions, stretching over a seven to eight month period. The online modules will cover basic marshalling knowledge, protocol, procedures, circuit information and more.
Key marshals will also be sent to a number of overseas races, including the 2008 FORMULA 1™ Grand Prix of Australia. These key officials will receive specific training and practical experience in order for them to direct a race as well as to equip them with the ability to train others.
Singapore GP will also be recruiting several senior medical personnel for the event. Dr. Carl Le, the Chief Medical Officer for the 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix explained, "The event medical service will incorporate both a spectator medical service and a dedicated Track Medical Service. The Track Medical Service will include an on-track medical centre and medical staff of approximately 120 personnel."
Besides CAMS, Singapore GP will also be working closely with the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) as well as the Singapore Motor Sports Association (SMSA) in order to deliver a successful event. The SSC will be providing the overall volunteer management services and the necessary human resource infrastructure to deploy and manage the volunteer marshals.
Besides a great sense of achievement from being a part of history, the marshals will also receive a certificate of appreciation. Student volunteers will also gain Community Involvement Programme points (where students have to chalk up a certain number of hours of community service each year). These volunteers will also be certified by the SMSA and will thus be able to participate in other motorsport events.
About Singapore Sports Council
The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is Singapore's lead agency tasked with developing sports in Singapore. Our vision is to create a Sporting Singapore where Sports is a way of life. SSC aims to develop sports champions and create enjoyable sporting experiences for Singapore through the three strategic thrusts of cultivating a sporting culture, achieving sports excellence and creating a vibrant sports industry. Formed on 1 October 1973, SSC is a statutory board under the umbrella of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
About 2008 FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix
The inaugural FORMULA 1™ SingTel Singapore Grand Prix will take place on 28 September 2008 on a street circuit of public roads around the Marina Bay area. The race will be the first held at night in FORMULA 1™ history and is the first street race in Asia. Three-day Corporate Hospitality Suite packages were launched on 28 November 2007, with sale of three-day passes to the public due to start in mid January 2008. Single-day passes will be released for sale just before the Chinese New Year, subject to available inventory.
About Singapore GP Pte Ltd
Grand Prix, beginning with the 2008 Season. The company is a partnership between Komoco Motors and regional events company Lushington Entertainments, via its parent company Reef Enterprises.