Motorsport still a key component for MSR

Motorsport Safety & Rescue’s crews remain busy with motorsport events around Australia, with several events covered over the past two months, and many more on the calendar for the remainder of 2012.

Eight MSR crews covered the Rally of Queensland, a round of both the Asia-Pacific and Australian rally championships.

The rally was run to full FIA (international) specifications, with victory going to local favourite, and former Subaru World Rally Team driver, Chris Atkinson.

Looking ahead, MSR will supply safety and rescue crews for the Classic Outback Trial, from August 17 to 25.

The nine day marathon starts in Forbes in NSW, and takes in overnight halts in Condobolin, Cobar, Ivanhoe and Broken Hill, before finishing in the South Australian town of Renmark.

Over a similar period (August 16-19), crews will cover the tarmac Targa West rally in Western Australia, before heading back to South Australia for the first round of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship – Supaloc Targa Adelaide.

MSR will provide services for all four rounds of the CAMS Australian Targa Championship, with the following three events being Targa High Country (Victoria), Targa Wrest Point (Tasmania), and Targa Tasmania next April.

Another major event follows for MSR in September, as the week-long Australasian Safari marathon runs in Western Australia. This event is one of MSR’s most complex of the year and requires a huge commitment as it moves through the WA desert, with cars, motorcycles and quad bikes on the entry list.

There’ll be little time for rest for all MSR team members over the coming months.