News 22 Mar 2010

Oz MX: Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team for MX Nationals

Australian Motocross Championship series promoter Williams Event Management (WEM) has revealed that Suzuki RACESAFE will be the Official Medical Team for the 2010 Rockstar Energy Drink MX Nationals.

The highly trained and specialised team of medical professionals includes Trauma Doctors, Intensive Care Paramedics, Emergency Nurses and Physiotherapists, who will provide their medical skills at each of the eight rounds of the 2010 series, becoming trusted faces to the nation’s best Motocross riders.

WEM director Kevin Williams is thrilled the Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team has come on-board for the series after working closely with them throughout the 2009 Super X season.

“With the speed and professionalism of the riders, we saw this as an opportunity to improve the level of safety and reduce the level of risk in the high speed sport of Motocross,” Williams said. “After working closely with the RACESAFE crew at seven rounds of Supercross in 2009, we felt the levels of professionalism and dedication they gave our athletes were second to none, which is why we chose to invest in their services to continue to develop the championship.”

After providing medical services to the fastest two and four wheel competitors for more than 10 years, the Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team, will line up on 28 March, when the first round of the championship gets under way at Horsham, Victoria.

Director of Emergency Services at RACESAFE Australia Simon MAAS is proud to be involved in the championship.

“My thanks to WEM and Motorcycling Australia for their assistance and support of this rider safety program,” Maas said. “The Suzuki RACESAFE team is also looking forward to meeting and chatting with the local first aid volunteers at each of these tracks. Hopefully we can pass on our knowledge and experience to help their training at a local level in the interests for rider safety for everyone.

“The team are experts in Motorsport Medicine, involving not only a rider’s injuries but dealing with their passion to get back on the bike as soon as possible, and we are extremely proud to be involved with the MX Nationals in 2010.”

The impressive set-up features the Suzuki RACESAFE Mobile Medical Unit, a state of the art facility which will travel to each round of the Series, providing an onsite Emergency Medical & Physiotherapy facility, plus mobile Command Centre for the SUZUKI RACESAFE Medical Team.

Equipped with the most modern Advance Life Support Medical and Sports Medicine equipment the entire project with valued at more than $600,000 and would not be possible without the dedication from support partners and major sponsor – Suzuki Australia.

General manager motorcycles for Suzuki Australia Perry Morison said that it was a credit to the Medical Team that this superb service was now available to riders.

“Suzuki Australia is proud of its successful partnership with RACESAFE,” Morison said. “Since forming this partnership many years ago, RACESAFE has offered an unparalleled level of professional medical support to the motorcycle racing fraternity, and this has proven invaluable in so many ways.

“Together we have continued to seek ways to improve race-track safety and the overall levels of medical support available and full credit must go to the outstanding team of medicos who make this wonderful service possible.”