Motorsport Safety & Rescue - August 2013 report

The Motorsport Safety & Rescue Group continues to expand its operations across Australia, with new locations and new staff.

Along with their office in Melbourne, MSR has recently opened a Sydney office, and three new staff members have been added to help with the increased workload.

Jeff Woods, recently retired from the NSW Ambulance Service, has become more involved with MSR, which will help greatly.

MSR’s corporate and press fleet work has continued to increase dramatically over recent months, with new clients, both within and outside the motoring industry, coming on board.

“Things have become extremely busy and it shows no signs of slowing down at the moment,” MSR boss, Geoff Becker, said.

“While this creates some challenges from an organisational aspect, it is helping us to grow the business at a rate that we didn’t expect, and we’re very excited about the future.”

On the motorsport front, the coming months will be MSR’s busiest of the year, with a raft of high profile events around the country.

In the next fortnight, the tarmac events, Targa West and Targa Adelaide, will be held, with MSR once again suppling safety and rescue services for competitors.

Next up will be the World Rally Championship Rally Australia, where a new agreement will see MSR use Subaru Outbacks as their on-course vehicles.

“MSR have had a long and happy association with Subaru, and we’re thrilled to be able to make use of the Outback for Rally Australia,” Becker added.

“We’ve been partners with Subaru in quite a few ventures, and to extend this to Rally Australia is a real plus for us.

“The Outback will be the perfect car for this type of work, and we’re extremely proud to have Subaru’s support.”

Following Rally Australia will be the year’s toughest motorsport event, the week-long Australasian Safari for off-road vehicles.

MSR will be following the event in two rescue helicopters, as well as having five vehicles on the ground, and an overnight medical support team.

Other events that MSR will cover over the coming months include the Akademos Rally, the Mt Porepunkah Rallysprint, Targa High Country and the season-ending Alpine Rally.

Also on the itinerary is the annual Mark Webber Challenge in Tasmania, a multi-sport endurance event that runs for five days over some of the most rugged regions of the state.

And finally, MSR would like to congratulate our Chief Medical Officer, Matthew Croxford, and his wife Audrey, on the recent birth of their son. We wish them all the best for the future.