Whilst out and about this afternoon, I received a phone call that I’ve been waiting for all day. The call came from a company called MSO ltd who specialise in paddock management solutions (logistics) for British based events. On their books currently are BTCC and British F1/GT championships as well as the British rounds of the FIA F2 world championship and DTM.
The call I recieved from MSO was to offer me a contract for the 2012 season as a Logistics co-ordinator for these events, amongst others starting at the end of the month for the curtain raiser for the BTCC championship at Brands Hatch.
The main role for myself on race weekends is to oversee the smooth running of the paddock area, liaise with other suppliers if problems arise as well as co-ordinating with the media before and during the podium celebrations and the subsequent press conference.
After my official duties have ended each day I’m at the track, I will post a ‘Paddock Life’ diary entry, here on my blog, to give you all an insight to what goes on behind the scenes at some of the countries major motor sports events.
This job gives me ‘a foot in the door’ of the motor sports world that I’ve been looking for quite some time. I’m looking forward to learning more about the sport I love from the inside, meeting and talking to the people that make it happen (and looking for a full time job for 2013).