One of the recognised keys to the future of motorcycle sport is the development and training of Officials.
Becoming an Official can be a rewarding and at times, challenging role, and the duties of Officials include Steward, Clerk of Course, Race Secretary, Marshal, Timekeeper, Referee, Starter, Judge, Scrutineer or Measurer.
Officials have the responsibility to ensure that race meetings are conducted in the safest environment possible for competitors and spectators.
Motorcycling Australia's National Officials' Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) was launched in 1994, and with a greater emphasis is now being placed on safety, there comes a greater need for accredited Motorcycle Sport Officials.
For MotoGP and World Superbike events, the Race Marshals Handbook is a handy resource for information.