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Jan 2, 2015
2015 will bring exciting new changes for RACESAFE.
Sep 8, 2013
Matt Moss pays credit to Suzuki Racesafe for Toowoomba result
Sep 8, 2013
RICK KELLY PRAISES V8 SUPERCARS AND VOLUNTEERS
Jan 20, 2013
A huge crowd is expected at the Taree Motorcycle Club at Old Bar for the inaugural, star-studded Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic this Saturday January 19.
The event will mark a rare occasion where decorated motorcycle racers, past and present and from a host of different disciplines, not only come together in one place but also have the opportunity to go head-to-head.
Competitors of every level will take to the track with peace of mind knowing that Australia’s leading motorsport medical service is trackside and waiting to assist if necessary.
Because of their extensive industry experience and knowledge, Troy Bayliss made a personal request that Suzuki RACESAFE be on hand for the event.
“The medical facility that Suzuki RACESAFE has is the best on offer,” said Bayliss.
“We have some of the best riders in the world at this event, right through to juniors in their very first races on 50cc bikes – knowing that RACESAFE is on hand for assistance or advice is a great.”
Bayliss will donate a unique signed painting for RACESAFE to auction in future, and a number of other riders, including World Speedway Champion Jason Crump, have also pledged some unique goods.
Simon Maas, Director of Emergency Services at Suzuki RACESAFE, thanked Bayliss and the event team for the opportunity to be a part of the Pixado Troy Bayliss Classic in its inaugural year.
“The Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team is thrilled to be invited to join Troy and the All-Star line up of riders at the Troy Bayliss Classic,” said Maas.
“The list of riders competing is just amazing and this will be a rare opportunity to watch some of the greatest riders from yesterday and today competing in what is sure to be an action-packed day.
“Here’s hoping for all the riders they don’t need our services on the day, but we are very pleased to be there to support all the riders and the event - perhaps some the retired stars might be making good use of our physio and massage services!
“It’s sure to be an amazing event and one we are very proud to be involved with.”
Oct 11, 2012
Leading Australian tool manufacturer Kincrome has thrown its support behind Supercross in Australia, today confirming its sponsorship of the Terex Australian Supercross Championships.
Kincrome, which carries one of Australia's best range of professional hand tools and equipment has had a long association with motocross and is excited about the move into supercross as the series Official Tool Partner.
Brad Priest, Marketing Manger for Kincrome acknowledged the Australian Supercross Championships provided the
perfect platform to showcase the Kincrome Professional range of tools,
“At Kincrome we sell one of Australia's best range of professional hand tools and equipment," Priest said. "We're pleased to demonstrate this in key sponsorships where our tools need to work perfectly every time, to the highest
"As a result, we are proud to be associated with the Australian Supercross Championship as their official tool partner. Supercross is the perfect sport to showcase the Kincrome Professional range of tools, as they need to work first time every time, in precise and restricted spaces which are not always easy to work in.
"As a high quality, yet affordable option, the Professional range is equally at home in the shed of the enthusiast or home
handy man," Priest concluded.
Kincrome's range of tools are perfectly suited to the motorcycle enthusiast, including tool kits & sets, tool
storage ranging from small boxes to large chests & trolleys as well as specific equipment ranges, including the pressure washer range.
International Entertainment Group Commercial Manager Travis Greenwood confirmed the partnership would also include backing for the Suzuki Racesafe Team, the on-track medical outfit who provide a specialised motorsport safety service at the Australian Supercross Championship events.
"We are please that Kincrome have thrown their support behind Supercross in Australia, joining us in 2012 as the Official Tool Partner of the Terex Australian Supercross Championship." Greenwood stated.
"Not only has Kincrome supported our series, but as part of the deal, we have secured backing for the Suzuki Racesafe team to have tools supplied by Kincrome, making sure their entire fleet of vehicles are maintained to the highest standards.
"This is great news for every rider in the pack, and we are proud to be able to be a part of such an important deal." he concluded.
Oct 10, 2012
The crew from the Suzuki RACESAFE Medical Team will be providing expert care for competitors at ALL rounds of the Australian Supercross Championship. As well as providing specialist acute care for all ranges of injury, the team will also offer advice regarding injury prevention and rehabilitation. Simon Maas, the Director of Emergency Services at Suzuki RACESAFE said that “the team are thrilled to be a part of the 2012 Australian Supercross Championship. I’m sure it’s going to be a tightly fought series, with many thrills and spills along the way. We will be there for the riders during this exciting sports toughest moments.”
The extensive nature of the team and its role is highlighted by Maas. “As the Official Medical Team of ASX series, the Suzuki RACESAFE crew consists of medical professionals who donate their time as volunteers to help the riders when things go wrong. This elite crew will include Emergency Doctors, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Intensive Care Paramedics, Nurses, Physiotherapists and support staff travelling across Australia to every round of the championship.”
“Our role is to be there to provide assistance from the smallest of sports medicine issues to help keep a rider on the track – through to the most serious of situations providing immediate emergency life saving care at the trackside. The Suzuki RACESAFE program will function from the Suzuki RACESAFE Mobile Medical Unit located in the pit area, allowing the riders of this international quality championship similar facilities of an emergency department right here at the racetrack.”
As would be expected, a team of this magnitude is quite costly and relies on numerous sponsors. According to Maas, “none of this would be possible without the dedication to rider safety shown by our major sponsor Suzuki Australia, in addition to support sponsors for the Australian Supercross medical program – Yamaha, KTM, Polaris, Volvo Group, AirRoad, Motul – Link International, Raceline, Thor – Gas Imports, Philips Medical and BOC Medical. A huge debt of gratitude goes to all these sponsors who care for the safety of all riders and share the Suzuki RACESAFE passion for safe racing !”
I am sure that everyone would agree when I say it is great to have such professional medical support for our riders. Thanks in advance Suzuki RACESAFE.
Aug 30, 2012
Serco Yamaha Metal Mulisha Racing’s Kirk Gibbs has been released from hospital following his scary MX2 moto three incident at Coolum’s final round of the Monster Energy MX Nationals on Sunday.
Gibbs went down heavily in the final moto and was immediately rushed to Nambour Hospital after being attended to by Suzuki RACESAFE.
Early signs weren’t good, but the picture was brighter later that afternoon when reports filtered back to the track that Gibbs looked to be cleared of any serious injury.
He will undergo a further serious of scans on his head and body this week to reveal the true extent of his injuries.
“I can remember everything up to the jump before I crashed and then nothing until I came around in the RACESAFE truck,” Gibbs explained.
“I spent two nights in hospital under observation and now have just finished getting some scans revealing a broken wrist, collarbone and a few other minor issues.
“I feel pretty beat up at the moment and really sore all over but it could have been a lot worse of it weren’t for the RACESAFE team. I can’t thank Simon [Maas] and his team enough, they probably saved my life!”
Gibbs will more about his immediate future later this week depending on the result of scans.
The Serco Yamaha Metal Mulisha Racing Team’s next commitment is the Australia Supercross Championship starting in October.
Jun 29, 2012
Every racer fears getting injured, and whilst few would admit it that fear is ever present. At the elite level of Road Racing and MX in Australia there is a presence in the paddock at every round that helps put that fear well and truly on the back burner, that presence is the ‘Suzuki Racesafe Medical Team’- who specialize in motorcycle racing emergency medical treatment.
At the recent V8 Supercar/ASBK meeting in Perth John Innes caught up with the Director of Emergency Services, Simon Maas and began by asking just how Racesafe actually came into being.
S.M. “The concept of Racesafe came about in 1997 after I returned from the United States, I had been working at Indianapolis where they had similar concepts in the car racing scene over there, in both Indy Car and NASCAR. When I got back to Australia I just felt that there had to be something better for our Australian riders. We produce many World Champions out of Australia, but we never provided them with best type of medical facilities in domestic racing. So that was my vision, to change that and I have spent the best part of the last fifteen years trying to do just that.”
John then asked Simon about his professional background.
S.M. “My background is as a medic and emergency management in motorsport, medical and rescue for the past nineteen years. We got like minded people together doctors, orthopedic surgeons, specialist emergency doctors, paramedics, nurses. The Racesafe team are all volunteers who give their time to come to the track, and they are all passionate motorcycle race fans, some are racers themselves and others ride motorcycles on the public roads, as I said they are all passionate about bikes and they are happy to bring their particular medical skills to the track and help.”
Do you only look after motorcycle racers?
S.M. “No, we cover around fifty events every year, but our specialty is motorcycle racing, we are the official medical team for the Australian MX Championships and also for the Australasian Supercross Championships so pretty much anything that is bike related we will happily look after. One of the reasons for our success is we have a specialized group of people who focus on a particular area and we have a core group of volunteers who travel as a group to all ten rounds of the MX Championships. This specialized group is headed up by Dr. David Kingsbury, who is a local doctor here in Perth, he is the Chief Medical Officer for the championship and as such he travels to every round. We have that core group who also love the Superbikes and love being involved with that championship as well.”
How did you convince Suzuki that they should be involved in this project?
S.M. “We are really fortunate to have Suzuki as our major sponsor, but more than that they are a partner in safety. Suzuki is an amazing company who decided to step up to the challenge of looking after riders and their safety. It’s easy for manufacturers to be focused on winning championships, but Suzuki ultimately went the extra mile and said ‘Hey” we want to be good for the whole racing industry. So we are very lucky to have them as a partner in what we do. Over the years Suzuki have had the experience of dealing with injured riders and the tragedies within the sport so they are very aware of just what we do.”
How does it all work on a race weekend?
S.M. “There is a whole lot of pre-planning that is done months in advance before we come to any round, like liaising with local hospitals etc, and we provide a level of care at this type of meeting that is exactly the same as if we are at a stand alone meeting. For example Adam Senior was treated and patched up overnight to allow him to compete over the remainder of the weekend, which was a great success and that is our ultimate goal. Traveling with the riders we get to know them and their history and we have their trust and on top of that we not only offer the on track service on race weekends where our expertise is highly valued by the whole racing paddock, because they know that they can come to us and we can find solutions for them that are a little bit out of the norm. In addition to what you see here at the track Racesafe can also offer a comprehensive service so the riders can contact us during the week and we can organize for them to see a surgeon, arrange operations, get sports medicine and physio care etc, so we can offer a complete service to the rider.”
Story by John Innes - The Western Australian, Motoring section
Dec 3, 2010
The motorcycle community rallied together to raise $10,000 for
trackside medical service Suzuki RACESAFE at last week’s Viking
Group Australian Superbike Championship Awards Evening at Crown
Palladium in Melbourne.
Dec 2, 2010
The Suzuki Racesafe Medical Team will be the official rider
safety provider at this weekend’s Bel-Ray 6 Hour at Phillip Island