MSR appoint new Motorsport Manager

After the busiest year in the company’s history with an increased workload of corporate and motorsport work, Motorsport Safety & Rescue have appointed Tony Harris as Motorsport Manager.

The former Tasmanian Ambulance Service employee is an intensive care paramedic, and with recent management experience he will be ideally suited to the role.

“We’re really looking forward to having Tony join the MSR team,” MSR Managing Director, Geoff Becker, said.

“Tony will concentrate on the motorsport side of things, allowing me to put more time into our increasing corporate work.”

Harris’ appointment has come at the start of another incredibly busy year for the Burnie-based operation.

MSR will provide the safety and rescue services for all the Octagon events in 2011, starting with Targa Wrest Point at the end of January, and also including the new Longford Revival, Targa Tasmania, Targa High Country and the week-long Australasian Safari, based in Western Australia.

“We have a great working relationship with Octagon and we’re looking forward to working extensively with them again this year,” Becker said.

“With large competitor numbers these events provide a real challenge for our team, but we really look forward to them.”

In February, the MSR crew will attend the first Classic Tasmania (formerly Rally Tasmania), while a number of Victorian events have also been added to the calendar, including Rally Bonnie Doon, the Alpine Rally and several rounds of the Victorian Club Rally Series.

Throughout 2011 MSR will also concentrate on a number of incident management innovations, including installing tracking transponders in emergency vehicles.

“We’re looking forward to a big year,” Becker added. “2010 was huge for us, but 2011 is already looking like being busier again.”