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Following the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) trustee meeting on 19th August, Motorsport UK and the BMSTT would like to announce that Rod Parkin has been appointed as a new independent Trustee and will take up the position of Trust Chair with effect from 2nd November 2021.

The BMSTT is an established UK Registered Charity formed to improve safety and volunteer officials training for Motorsport UK regulated competition. Mr Parkin from Leeds in West Yorkshire began his motorsport career in 1964 and since then has built up a wealth of motorsport experience, including becoming International FIA Steward, member of the FIA Historic Commission and since 1977, Clerk of the Course for Trackrod Rally Yorkshire.

Rod Parkin, British Motor Sports Training Trust Chair elect commented:

“I am incredibly honored to become Chair of the BMSTT and to be involved in something I am so very passionate about, and I would like to thank current acting Chair Nicky Moffitt, General Secretary Allan Dean-Lewis and all the trustees for their support. Throughout my career in motorsport, I have built up a wide range of experience and had a lot of exposure to different scenarios, accruing a good level of knowledge from grassroots motorsport. I hope to continue the exceptional work of the BMSTT in the wider motorsport community, and I would like to continue the ongoing projects and encourage and help more clubs and individuals to progress to benefit the safety and the future of our sport.”

Commenting on this appointment, Nicky Moffitt, Acting Chair of the British Motor Sports Training Trust and Motorsport UK Board Member said:

“Following the recent tragic passing of our former Trust Chair, Richard Parry-Jones CBE, I am very grateful to the Trustees for their unstinting support during my time as interim Chair and look forward to remaining as an independent member of the Board of Trustees and supporting Rod in his new role as Trust Chair when he takes office in November.”

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