NEC Australian Rally Championship - Quit Forest Rally

The Motorsport Safety & Rescue team has completed providing the safety coverage for the second round of the NEC Australian Rally Championship the Quit Forest Rally.

The team had regular staff members Dr Matt Croxford, Dr Stephen Gaggin, Geoff Becker, Chris Benjamin, Graham McGrath and Jeff Woods teaming up with Dr Rik Hagan, Ian Nielsen, John Van Adrichem and six members from the surrounding area fire services, which has been coordinated by Rob Papilla from Busselton.

The crews contain a strong mix of medical, fire and rescue expertise and used six FIV's for the event.

The event commenced for MSR with a corporate day on the Wednesday, followed by coverage of Recce on Thursday.

Friday saw some of the crew busy covering the media day, shakedown session followed by the Super Special Stage conducted on the Busselton foreshore.

Friday Night was a quite night not requiring any FIV responses.

Saturday - At the Healthway Special Stage a Mitsubishi EVO driven by Kevin Shaw with John Allen as co driver was involved in an incident, the car unfortunately was well alight when the two FIV crews arrived. The fire was extinguished once the local fire service arrived whom were located at the start of the stage. The co driver taken to Bunbury hospital with rib fractures and for further examination to exclude any other trauma and was released the following day. The driver was admitted to the hospital the following day after the incident excabated an old injury.

The team wish both competitors a speedy recovery.

A number of other competitors had incidents but no injuries resulted.

Sunday - A number of competitors had incidents but no injuries resulted.

MSR would like to congratulate all the place getters in both the NEC Australian Championship and Western Australian Rally Championship and are looking forward to providing the coverage at the next round the "Coates Hire Rally of Queensland".

(It is MSR policy not to display photos of vehicles involved in motor sport accidents)