Meet Norman

Norman Winchester Managing Director of Brit Assist, spent more than 20 years working for the RAC, the last 10 of which were in the capacity of National and International events manager.

He was responsible for the organisation of many motoring events, most notably the British Grand Prix at Silverstone between 1984 - 2002. A massive event that Norman organised not only the track events for the weekend, but also the patrol forces serving in the car parks and out on the roads, and in '97 the RAC Centenary Celebrations.

In between these other major events that needed the organisation of specialist patrols for breakdown rescue and recovery were; Track events and Race meetings at Silverstone, World Superbike championships at Brands Hatch, Goodwood Revival, Goodwood Festival of Speed, the World cup in France in '98, Le Mans 24hr, Le Mans Classic. Not all of these were motorsports related for instance the Balloon festivals in Bristol, the opening of the Channel Tunnel, and many others too numerous to mention.

The Evolution of Brit Assist

In 2003 the operational side of the RAC underwent a radical re-structuring programme following its privatisation from being a non profit organisation/club. It was decided that the company would no longer sponsor and support events, with the exception of a few over the next 18 months, where Norman was asked to act as a management consultant. Over the next 18 months the support for the events were phased out completely. It was at this point Norman was asked to provide the support of his team of highly skilled mechanics on the classic car tours and endurance rallies that he had previously organised for the RAC, there was a very clear need in the market for this very specialist service whereby, Brit Assist Ltd was born.