TG.com join a Britcar 24 pitcrew
We send our man to help out Mission Motorsport on a rather special mission...
Posted: 03 Oct 2012
Tony shows me the drill. As the team 370Z pulls in during the race, my first task is to cap the exhausts, before standing by with a fire extinguisher should anything spark. I'm told to ignore the car: my job is to put out any men on fire, most likely Matt and Jason, the guys responsible for fuel. After 16 years service, Jason suffers from bad arthritis. His first knee operation came when he was only 23, he tells me. After the fuel's been loaded, I'm to uncap the pipes and retreat into the garage to receive any tyres, drills, pieces of car that may be thrown my way.