Testimonials

"This Regional Association runs an annual safety training event for all marshals from new to experienced, which usually achieves around 100 attendees. Without the generous grant aid we receive from the BMSTT from their Training Day grant fund, this event would not be able to happen.  Thank you so much."

Mark Wilkinson
General Secretary
Association of North Western Car Clubs


"Ballynahinch and District Motor Club formed the Ballynahinch Motorsport Rescue Unit (BRMU) in 2002 to ensure continued motorsport rescue services provision across Northern Ireland. We are most grateful for the invaluable amount of advice and encouragement we have received from the BMSTT - alongside significant financial assistance - as various upgrades to vehicles and equipment have been undertaken to ensure that we remain at the forefront of motorsport rescue"

Michael Marner
Unit Chief
Ballynahinch and District Motor Club, Northern Ireland


The Club's Ranges Motor Sports Centre (which holds a recently renewed 25 year lease) has been subject to over £30,000 of venue safety improvement expenditure over the last 10 years, which enables it to continue to host rallies and other club events such as Production Car Autotests - this being the grass roots of motor sports facilitating cheap entry level motor sport for entrants of upwards of 14 years of age. Much of this work would not be possible without the advice, guidance and grant aid provided by the BMSTT, which has helped so much to guarantee the future of our venue.

In 2016 we also secured a further grant from the BMSTT towards the purchase of additional safety signage to help meet the requirements of the MSA Rally Future Strategy. People often take stage signage for granted, but it is a significant cost for Clubs and the grant helped massively towards the costs of additional equipment to comply with the new requirements"

Emyr Hall
Secretary
Bala and District Motor Club


"Everyone involved with managing MSA registered Motorsport Rescue Units knows how much it costs just to maintain essential supplies and equipment. However, although significant, this pales in comparison to buying and converting a new vehicle. So, when repair bills began to outstrip the value of our existing Rescue Unit, we contacted the British Motor Sports Training Trust and asked for its support.

The advice and grant provided was greatly appreciated and made a substantial contribution to our overall investment, allowing us to continue delivering a high standard of pre-hospital care for injured competitors and spectators. So, when you need financial assistance with a major rescue purchase which is specified in the MSA Year Book, I recommend getting in touch with the BMSTT first."

Chris Hall
Unit Administrator
BARC Midlands & Vulcan Rescue


"The BMSTT and the MSA are to be congratulated on their support to enable the provision of this newly developed Extrication Training Frame. It will allow Rescue and Extrication Teams the chance to broaden and build on both their individual and team skills to further assist safe management of casualties."

Bob Sheridan
Race Rescue Instructor and Paramedic, 143637
BARC South East


"The Cheltenham Motor Club would like to thank the BMSTT for its help in supporting venue safety improvements at Down Ampney Airfield, Gloucestershire. The concrete roads of the venue have lasted well since World War II but are now showing progressive signs of deterioration. With an agreement now having been secured with the land owners for extended use of the airfield allowing 3 rallies annually (Cheltenham MC, Cirencester CC and EMCOS), the benefit of the BMSTT grant means that the most urgent areas of the venue needing attention have been repaired and rallying can now continue into the foreseeable future."

Richard Clayton
Secretary
Cheltenham Motor Club


Doune Hill Climb has received a number of grant awards following on from its forced closure due to the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak. When the land was re-opened for business and the club reviewed the track in what were fresh eyes due to the year that had been lost, it was very clear that an action plan to bring the hill up to current safety standards was needed. The implementation of this plan covered everything from radio communications to the major achievement of re-surfacing the whole hill and improving the barrier condition and positioning. Tim Thomson, Chairman of the Lothian Car Club commented "Without the support of the BMSTT (and the MSA) grants the club would have found it difficult to maintain its status and improve the safety aspects of the venue, but with a continuing improvement plan the grant aid received to date provides us with a promising future."

Tim Thomson
Chairman
Lothian Car Club


The Rob Vine Fund registered charity has received a grant from the British Motor Sports Training Trust to help with the purchase of a new ambulance to replace one of the three ‘Hogg Motorsport' vehicles which are more than 10 years old. In addition to providing rescue cover for motorsport competitors and spectators around the Island, the ambulances have also been used to help the Isle of Man Ambulance Service in times of crisis. The rescue vehicles are staffed by volunteer crews from the Hogg Motorsport Association.

Stuart Greaves from the Rob Vine Fund said: "We're really grateful to the Trust for the continued funding from them, having also had grants in the past. The purchase of the new ambulance is vital in ensuring we can supply the best medical care to motorsport competitors and supporters when they need it most. The Island has such a rich motorsport history and we are lucky to have so many fantastic events held here throughout the year so it's important that we supply medical resources to provide care at these events."

[The Rob Vine Fund was established in memory of Rob Vine, a competitor who died after a crash during the 1985 Senior TT, to provide medical/rescue equipment and training for all doctors, paramedics and marshals involved in all motorsport events on the Isle of Man.]

Stuart Greaves, Director
Rob Vine Fund (Registered Charity 954 – Isle of Man)


"Westcountry Rescue was originally part of an Organisation providing a private Ambulance Service to the NHS and others until that organisation went into liquidation 5 years ago, taking Westcountry Rescue with it.

With support from the BMSTT and the Association of South Western Motor Clubs (ASWMC), the Rescue Unit was reborn to provide essential Rescue Services to motor sport events for all disciplines. We now have two fully equipped Mercedes Rescue Units, both of which are kept very busy throughout the year in the South West. All the crew members are unpaid volunteers.

The BMSTT has grant aided much of the equipment needed for the second unit, and in 2016 also assisted the purchase of a secondhand replacement vehicle. Without their continued support (and that of the ASWMC) none of this would have been possible"

Howard West
Chairman
Westcountry Rescue


"The generous grant aid provided by the BMSTT towards our safety barrier improvements not only enabled us to complete the originally planned work, but also to increase the number of barriers purchased and area covered to continue adding to the safety of our competitors and spectators. We greatly appreciate the BMSTT grant awarded"

Debbie Sellers
Club Secretary
Whilton Mill Kart Club