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AUSTRALIA LEADS THE WAY IN RALLY RESEARCH

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has presented the FIA with the findings from a Review of Safety in Rallying in Australia conducted by the Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety (AIMSS).

CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos was joined by AIMSS Chairman Garry Connelly in presenting the document to FIA President Jean Todt at the FIA General Assembly in Vienna.

“This is an extremely detailed review and will assist CAMS and the Australian Rally Commission in making rallying safer for all those involved,” Papadopoulos said.

“The Board of CAMS commissioned AIMSS to conduct the review, it was extremely thorough and involved input from all sectors of the sport’s stakeholders.”

The comprehensive review primarily focused on competitor and vehicle safety systems, with additional consideration given to service crews, officials and spectators.

“AIMSS believes this review will be invaluable in improving rally safety not just in Australia, but globally,” Connelly said.

“The FIA has been very keen to receive a copy and we are pleased that CAMS has agreed to provide the FIA with the review report.”

The rally safety review is one of many research projects commissioned by AIMSS, with projects focussing on road safety, protective clothing and safety harnesses also recently announced.

AIMSS, founded by CAMS in 2007, is the peak research body for motor sport safety in Australia.

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