Motorsport UK

Nick Thornton




Nick Thornton


What’s your day job?

I’m an Assistant Campus Manager at a school in Huddersfield.


What role(s) do you volunteer in?

I’ve been a rally timing marshal for approximately 40 years.


What or who inspired you to get into motor sport?

My Uncle took me to my first rally in 1976, the RAC Rally. Since then I’ve co-driven at a national level in the UK and Ireland and am an ex-British Champion.


What’s your brief volunteering CV?

I marshal on all level of rallies, from road rallies to WRC events. I’ve also volunteered on a few production car trials and hill climbs.


What’s the best thing about being a motor sport volunteer?

Being an ex-competitor, I wanted to put something back into the sport, plus there’s great camaraderie between marshals. The prime objective in starting Two Peaks Motor Club was to join like-minded people together in a local club. We organise marshalling trips out to rallies including Wales Rally GB and the Roger Albert Clark Rally, this keeps the fun in motorsport.


What piece of advice would you give to a new volunteer?

Look, learn and listen, then enjoy!