Sunday, 15 March 2015

Melbourne AGP March 2015

Well another year of F1 come and gone 2015 saw a dry track and cooler weather apart from Saturday where it got to about 30c. I was back with the same team from the previous two years we were assigned post 8 drivers left. This a fast sweeping right hand bend but not a lot happens apart from seeing a few cars spin off near post 7 we had no incidents in our area but when you are with a great team having fun and working together it doesn't matter where you are posted. With four flaggies myself, Sarah, Matt and Trevor four track Marshals, Two on comms and Paul Baxter as sector Marshal all of us work well has a team and make it a enjoyable four days.
Again this year we had the Shannons Historic Demonstration, MSS V8 Super Cars, Porsche Carrera Cup and Heritage Touring cars which replaced the Celebrity Challenge also again we had the Speed comparison  Demonstration.
Working all Four days arriving about 7.30am each morning and leaving about the 7.30pm each night makes for about 50 hours at the event. It was good to be able to catch up with marshals that you may only see once or twice  a year from Interstate or our International visitors.
We had our pit lane walk on Thursday night but not many cars on show and being posted around the back of the track there was not much close by to take photos of so a bit limited this year. Will post my full album on my Facebook page A Flag marshals Journey. Next event for me is Shannons Nationals at Sandown Raceway March 27th to 29th until then stay safe have fun.

Marshals at Muster Area

Post 8.0 Marshals Tent

Looking to post 8.3

Looking to post 7 Drivers right

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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Phillip Island Classic March 6-8 2015

First event at Phillip Island for he year Phillip Island Classic always a great event with plenty of historic cars 510 on the day so some big fields of cars and plenty to do for spectators with car displays and entertainment all w/end this year also they had a street parade in Cowes.
Also celebrated 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.
Worked flag point 2.0 on Friday and 4.0 on w/end. Friday was wet and windy lots of spins but nothing big and no reports to write. Saturday we had a formula Ford hit full speed into the flag point spraying us with stones but all good driver ok, it really pays to have a Hans device even the driver said he was glad he had it on I recon it might have knocked him unconscious if he didn't have it.
rest of day plenty of spin offs and about 6 reports for car to car contact. 
The Category's were Div 1 & Div 2 Regularity, Historic Touring Cars under 3L and Over 3L, Group Sa & Sb, M&O Sports Racing, Q&R Sports Cars, Formula Ford and Formula Vee, J,K,Lb & invited, Q&R Racing and F 5000, Group Sc, 5L Touring Cars Demonstration.
Well a few days rest and down to Albert Park for Melbourne AGP F1.
Enjoy the photos will post a full album on my FB page A Flag Marshals Journey.
Stay safe

Saturday Muster

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