Motorsport Safety & Rescue - January 2015 update

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Motorsport Safety & Rescue update (our apologies!), but time has flown and we’ve been increasingly busy over the past few months.

The increased workload has resulted in some staff changes, which we’re thrilled to announce.

Firstly, Jeff Woods has been appointed as MSR’s Motorsport Manager, with his main task to concentrate on the growth of the business in the motorsport arena. Jeff is a former senior NSW ambulance officer, who has recently retired. We welcome Jeff to MSR, and we’re excited about what he can bring to the business.

Tony Harris, is now our Northern Operations Manager, and Michael Gee our Southern Operations Manager, with a major focus on the corporate area of the business.

As MSR’s client base continues to grow, Tony and Michael’s appointment will help us to improve our service delivery.

Our client base continues to widen in 2015, and already we have major vehicle launches planned for companies such as Chrysler / Fiat, Renault, Kia and Nissan.

MOTORSPORT

Along with corporate work, we already have a long list of motorsport events that we will supply safety and rescue services for this year.

We will be at the Australian Rally Championship events in Western Australia and Queensland, the World Rally Championship qualifier in Coffs Harbour, NSW, and we’ll again be closely involved in the popular Targa events – Targa Hellyer Gorge, Targa Tasmania and Targa High Country.

As 2014 drew to a close, we provided services at a number of events, including the final round of the ARC (Rally Victoria), Targa High Country and Rally Bonnie Doon – as well as several club events.

EQUIPMENT

MSR have recently purchased seven of the state-of-the-art ‘RallySafe’ tracking devices that are now fitted to all cars in many of the high profile motorsport events.

RallySafe is a GPS tracking device used by event organisers to track competing cars during competitive stages. The units will send alerts to the organisers if a competing vehicle is stopped or has had an accident, which helps to speed up the event’s medical response.

The new units will be fitted to MSR’s vehicles on events, so the rally organisers can monitor their progress before, during and after an incident.

MSR will also work closely with RallySafe to help improve the unit’s effectiveness, if required.

We have also recently purchased a host of new corporate equipment that will help to keep the company’s image fresh and new.

BRISBANE OFFICE

We’re excited to announce that we’ll soon be opening a new office in Brisbane, which will help us to service our Queensland clients and events even better.

This will give us three offices – in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – ensuring that MSR can continue to provide the best possible service.

CONGRATULATIONS

Finally, we’d like to congratulate Rally Australia Clerk of Course, Adrian Stafford (pictured), has won the world’s top award for motor sport officials, the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile’s Outstanding Official of the Year for 2014.

“Adrian’s has been a great stalwart of motorsport in Australia for many years and thoroughly deserves this award,” MSR’s Geoff Becker said.

“His professionalism is second to none, and it has always been a great thrill to work with Adrian on events such as Rally Australia and the Australian Safari.

“He’s a worthy recipient of this world-wide award, and we look forward to working with him again in 2015.”
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