Isle of Man TT 2012: Extra marshals wanted for races

Isle of TT Marshals

The Isle of Man TT Marshals Association is appealing for helpers ahead of this year's fortnight of racing, which this year begins on 26 May.

Over 500 marshals are required for each session on the 37.75 mile Mountain Course before the Clerk of the Course will give it the go ahead.

Association chairman Terry Holmes said: "Full training is provided and we would welcome anyone who would like to help."

Last the more than 1,400 marshals were used during practice and race week.

Holmes, who has been involved in marshalling for almost 20 years, said: "We currently have 750 people on our database and without them, there would be no races.

"You don't have to be experienced and first-timers will never be left on their own. If you are interested the forms are available on our website."

Marshals must be 16 or over but anyone under 18 will need the consent of a parent or guardian.

The first TT practice session will be held on 26 May, with the opening race the following week.