Motorsport Safety & Rescue - January 2012 report

A new year brings new opportunities, and for Motorsport Safety & Rescue, 2012 will see a long list of events and, perhaps most importantly, a change in location for the business.

MSR’s head office is moving from Burnie in Tasmania to Melbourne, a move that General Manager, Geoff Becker, says will be important for the future direction of the business.

“Moving to Melbourne will enable us to be a lot closer to our client base, and will allow us to better respond to requests from potential clients,” Becker said.

“Being in Melbourne will significantly reduce our travel time, and allow us to meet face to face with our clients more regularly.”

The move to Melbourne is already starting to pay dividends, with more corporate work on the agenda in 2012.

That will also see new staff members employed by MSR, reducing the workload on current staff and ensuring that safety and rescue services can be provided for more events.

MSR’s first competitive event for 2012 will be the Hobart-based Targa Wrest Point, on the weekend of January 28 and 29.

The two-day tarmac rally has attracted a field of over 100 competitors, and is round three of the Australian Targa Championship.

Following Targa Wrest Point, MSR will supply safety and rescue crews for the first round of the Australian Rally Championship, the new all-new Rally Calder in early March.

Rally Calder includes a number of different motoring events that will run alongside the ARC, including classes for tarmac rally cars, SUVs and drifting.