Motorsport UK

Ian Smith, Regional Development Officer - East Midlands

Name: Ian Smith

What region do you cover: East Midlands

When did you become an RDO: April 2018

Favourite part of the job: Being involved with taster days for new marshals and actively helping seeking competitors. The progression to the RDOs role was an opportunity to promote motorsport and have a real influence in bringing in new people in to the arena.

Interesting fact: As a Tyre Technician during the late 90s I had two sessions at Test World in Ivalo, Lapland (200km above the Arctic Circle) developing a new winter tyre concept. The experience was a real revelation working at temperature of -25C and below in 24-hour darkness and driving on the 3 metres thick ice on Lake Inari, also testing on snow in the proving grounds. 

Contact details: [email protected]