Motorsport Safety & Rescue - June 2015 update

Motorsport Safety & Rescue’s corporate work continues to grow at a pleasing rate, as the business represents many of the motoring industry’s biggest brands.

Providing safety and rescue services at vehicle launches is now a key part of the operations, and the past couple of months have proven very busy.

The MSR crew have overseen a successful Nissan Navara launch in Adelaide and the Gawler Ranges, the Kia Sorrento launch in Port Douglas, the Honda Accord Hybrid launch in Sydney, and were also in Adelaide for the launch of the new Renault Trafic.

The business has also expanded its operations and now runs the press fleets for clients in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

“We have just moved to bigger and more modern premises in Sydney as we keep up with the demand of the manufacturers,” MSR’s Geoff Becker said.

“Currently we have six clients, and that will increase to seven at the start of July.

“It means that we now have eight full time staff members, and we’ll be looking at employing another person to work from our Sydney office in the near future.”

At Targa Tasmania in May, Becker was the safety co-ordinator for the Porsche Tour, where 47 cars toured the famous stages prior to the competition field. It was an event that both MSR and Porsche were thrilled to be involved in.

MSR are also providing the corporate logistics for the Carsales “Best Drive Car of the Year” award that is coming up in Tasmania, and are currently doing the reconnaissance for a further six car launches.

Things have also been busy on the motorsport front, with the regular work at national and state championship events, and at several regional rallies.

“Targa Tasmania was the biggest event we’ve done so far this year, where we had 16 crews working,” Becker added.

“Next year is the 25th anniversary of Targa, and we’re really looking forward to being involved again.”

This weekend, MSR are in Queensland for the running of Rally Queensland, a round of the Australian and Asia-Pacific Rally Championships. As it is an FIA-spec event, MSR have a full compliment of doctors, paramedics and fire rescue officers on site.

They have also covered the first three rounds of the six-round Polaris RZR Australian Championship, which has so far been a great success.

“The motorsport scene is keeping us as busy as always, and Jeff Woods continues to enjoy his new role as Motorsport Co-ordinator.

“He’s slotted into the role really well, but we’re still looking for more paramedics to work on events with us, particularly in Victoria,” Becker said.

Anyone interested in applying for a paramedic role with MSR should contact Jeff at jeff.woods@msrgroup.com.au
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