Aintree

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Getting There

At the roundabout at the end of the M57, follow the 'Aintree Race Course' brown tourist sign. At the second set of traffic lights, turn left into Aintree Lane (signposted 'Melling'). After half a mile or so, turn right into Melling Road, then left into the circuit just over the bridge.

On Arrival

Drive through the paddock & park in the Golf Centre car park.

Entry to the circuit will depend on the organising club - Aintree Motor Cycle Racing club isssues tickets to marshals.

Signing On

Sign on is in the white building at the end of the paddock nearest the Golf Centre.

Sign-on for LMC events from 07.15-09.00 in pavilion.

Circuit Usage / Configurations

The circuit is used by, among others(?), Aintree Motor Cycle Racing Club for bike races & Liverpool Motor Club for sprints.

The circuit is located within the Grand National course & is a shortened version of the course used for the British Grand Prix in the 1950s.

The circuit is about a mile & a half long with a long straight, well-surfaced but not very wide. Most corners have wide grass run-offs. It's quite a fast circuit - the outright lap record speed for bikes is 98.69mph.

Posts

Village - The second bend on the circuit, a fastish right-hander. The three flag points on this post are kept busy at motorcycle events!

Country Corner - First corner & only left-hander, post on top of banking with good view to startline & most of circuit.

Beechers - The world-famous Beechers Brook! A long sweeping right-hander; a good post for bikes - plenty of brave overtaking manoeuvres!

Club Corner - Used as return road for sprints. Motorbikes and car track days use as part of club race circuit.

Valentines - Immediately after Village Corner, their incidents often end at this post!

Finish Line - Watch big single-seaters fly past at 150+mph. inches from your post!

Lunch / Circuit Customs

There is a bar in the Golf Centre, which also serves food. Burger vans will also be found at a couple of places around the circuit.

Liverpool Motor Club provide marshals with sandwiches & drinks in the pavilion at lunchtime.

Marshal's Perspective

A lovely little circuit. Amenities are rather basic - no permanent flag/observers' posts, & because of the wide run-offs incidents can happen a long way from the nearest marshals - good fitness training!

Any driver who dares enter the golf course and does damage can get a nice little bill!

LMC provide 'pagodas' to shelter marshals from sun & rain, but only if it's not windy as well! Yes the sun does shine in Liverpool!

Scanner Frequencies

For bikes, 165.1625MHz

How to Marshal Here - Contacts

If anyone is wanting to Marshal at Aintree, you can contact Marshals North West at http://www.marshalsnorthwest.co.uk

To marshal at car events contact marshals@liverpoolmotorclub.com

For information on Aintree Motorsport Festival November 19th-21st. see http://www.afms.info

Local Accommodation

Camping

Free camping on Friday night before events, gate closed 9.30pm.. Toilets & washroom facilities, food & drinks available in golf centre bar.

Circuit Contacts

Liverpool Motor Club run sprints & track days at the circuit. Volunteer marshals please contact 0151 521 5060 or marshals@liverpoolmotorclub.com http://www.liverpoolmotorclub.com