Race Director

1. Description

The Race Director has overriding authority to control the race itself. He works closely with the Clerk of the Course (who can give the relevant orders only with the express agreement of the Race Director) other officials, marshals and the Inspectors.

There is an Assistant who's main duty is to document an incident if one should occur.


The Race Director is nominated at the Annual General Meeting each year and is a trained accredited DLRA official.


2. Duties

A Race Director will be designated for the entire duration of an Event.

The Clerk of the Course shall work in permanent consultation with the Race Director.

The Race Director shall have overriding authority in the following matters and the Clerk of the Course may give orders in respect thereof only with his express agreement:

  • The control of practice and the race, adherence to the timetable and, if he deems it necessary, the making of any proposal to the stewards to modify the timetable in accordance with the Code or sporting regulations;
  • The stopping of any vehicle in accordance with the Code or sporting regulations;
  • The stopping of practice or suspension of the race in accordance with the sporting regulations if he deems it unsafe to continue and ensuring that the correct restart procedure is carried out;
  • The starting procedure;
  • The use of the safety car
  • If it is necessary for his duties and responsibilities to differ from the above, these duties will be set out in the relevant sporting regulations.

    Please read this information about avoiding Dehydration and recognising Heat Exaustion or Heat Stroke.


The Assistant Race Director will be designated for the entire duration of an Event and works at the express direction of the Race Director.

In the event of an accident or incident the Assistant Race Director shall;

  • Maintain a log of events starting directly after the incident.
  • Record the names of all those present at the incident scene.
  • Document observations of the incident scene, weather and track conditions, lighting, tyre marks, vehicle condition (including tyres).
  • Take measurements of markings on the track and distances from the nearest mile marker.
  • Where appropriate take photos of the incident


3. Tasks


4. Knowledge and Skills


Note: The difference between an executive committee member’s role and other roles
A executive committee member role is a strategic position within the club and consequently, a executive committee member is responsible for governing the club. A executive committee member’s role should not be confused with the management and operational roles of an organisation (like a Race Director, Inspector, Timer or Starter). The day-to-day work of the organisation is managed and completed by these volunteers with the club. Unless you also hold an execution (operational) role, it is not your responsibility to perform or be involved in the day-to-day running of the club.


Executive Committee


General Committee


Event Committee