BRSCC REMEMBERS JON CROOK
The BRSCC is deeply saddened to report the passing of long-standing Club member and vastly experienced and respected chief scrutineer for the club, Jon Crook.
Jon began his motorsport journey in the mid 80’s, with his first event in the sport as a Scrutineers’ Marshal at Silverstone. Throughout his training, he progressed through technical examinations and attending numerous National and International events to become a fully licensed Scrutineer and was one of only twelve appointed technical commissioners by Motorsport UK. Throughout his time in the pitlane, he oversaw eligibility of the likes of the TVR Tuscan Challenge, SEAT Cupras, Formula Ford and British GT, the latter of which he continued to be associated with until the present day before his unfortunate passing, all performed to the highest standard.
His outstanding work even provided a gateway for an approach from the FIA to assist with various GT and drifting events around the world, including the first ever FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup. He was a stalwart of the club, a devoted volunteer and someone who never said no to a new challenge, as well as offering valuable technical advice to the Club across its broad range of championships and series, including on new projects.
Many have described Jon as the toughest and fairest scrutineer they’d ever worked with and he made a real effort to work with race teams, rather than against them, to ensure they were compliant. Jon was always someone who gave his verdict in black and white, but there was always a politeness and professionalism to his work and his attitude that ensured he always performed his duties to the highest standard. He was an outstanding engineer, too, and always seemed to find a way around any problem presented to him. Alongside motorsport, Jon was a keen lover and enthusiast of all sports, and especially loved cricket, rugby and football.
Alongside his long standing and loving wife Sue, the pair were a regular part of BRSCC race weekends together and he was a popular and respected figure within the Club and the paddock, and his loss will certainly be felt across the entire motorsport community by all those who knew him, loved him, worked with him and appreciated him. Jon’s was a contribution to motorsport that was matched by very few and it will live long with those who learned all they know from his work.
The BRSCC wishes to extend its deepest and sincerest thoughts, condolences and wishes to Sue and the rest of the Crook family and all of Jon’s closest friends and colleagues during this difficult time.