Busy Times

Since our last report, our team has covered the following events:

  • Aussie Duct Southern Cross Series Rally at Jenolan on the 26th April.
  • Rally of Lithgow - New South Wales
  • Blackwood Rally - Western Australia
  • Capricorn Rally in Rockhampton, Queensland
  • East Gipsland Stages Rally, Victoria
  • Team Support - Motor Image Rally Team - Rally of Canberra

To follow in the next two months we have:

  • Aussie Duct Southern Cross Series Rally at Bathurst 24th & 25th May
  • Team Support - Motor Image Rally Team - New Zealand 3rd - 9th June
  • Hellyer Rally - Tasmania - June 14th
  • Coates Rally of Queensland - Third Round of the Australian Rally Championship 20th - 22nd June
  • Pacific Rally - Port Macquarie - 5th July
  • Team Support - Motor Image Rally Team - Japan 11th - 13th July

Head and Neck Restraints

MSR staff has attended a number of rally crashes in which the occupants have presented with neck pain. In many cases the only way to exclude cervical fractures is by X - Ray, CT Scan or MRI Scan. Our staff would encourage crews to investigate the use of approved Head and Neck restraints such as the HANS ® and Leatt Brace. If you are considering competing in international FIA events, currently the only approved device is the HANS ®. Wearing one of these devices significantly decrease the potential for serious neck injury in crashes such as head on.

Rally of Indonesia

MSR has developed a relationship with the organisers of Rally of Indonesia to cross share medical and rescue information and systems. At the Coates Rally of Queensland this year the Chief Medical Officer of Rally of Indonesia, Dr Nuralim will be joining us to witness the MSR operation.