Summit Programme

Tuesday 01 June 2021
9:30 AM

Opening Address & Welcome

With special guest - Jean Todt - President of the FIA.

Garry Connelly

9:40 AM

Keynote Presentation - Evolution of Safety Equipment

Roland will give a deep dive on the evolution of in-car and personal safety equipment over the past 15 years.

Roland Dane

Roland Dane

10:15 AM

Panel Discussion - Keeping grass-roots safe

Professional motorsport organisations have the resources to make their competitors safe. How does grass-roots motorsport take trickle-down benefits from the professional field while keeping grass-roots affordable and attainable?

Kristen Bailey

Kristen Bailey

Paul Morris

Paul Morris

Niroshan Pereira

Niroshan Pereira

Janette Tan

Janette Tan

10:50 AM

Feature Presentation - The Track Positioning Project

Real-time information, hazard warning & mitigation are all critical at a live race event. Join Ty from MoTec to discuss these issues and how motorsport is solving these problems.

Ty Anderson - MoTec

Ty Anderson

11:15 AM

Feature Presentation - Crashtag

What started as a simple idea has morphed into an international project to digitise motorsport incident reporting.

The goal is to improve the capture, storage & the analysis of motorsport incident and medical injury data throughout the world from grass-roots to the highest levels of professional motorsport.

Ash Dunbabin - AIMSS

Ash Dunbabin

11:40 AM

Panel Discussion - Children in Motorsport

Age limits. Speed limits. Power limits. Safety equipment. Role of parents. Medical clearance.

Dr Michael Myers

Dr Michael Myers

Lisa Skaife

Lisa Skaife

Karl Reindler

Karl Reindler

12:15 PM

Feature Presentation - The Cost of Counterfeit

It might be cheaper, but the costs are higher.

David Stuard - AIMSS

David Stuart

1:20 PM

Pitch my Project

Getting a project off the ground in motorsport is a tough road. We are offering four individuals or groups a chance to pitch their motorsport safety-related project to a panel of motorsport experts.

All projects will have the opportunity for a QA session with our judges to pick an overall winner. The project will gain exposure through this summit, and who knows, maybe some assistance to help their project along!

Pitch Judges
Garry Connelly

Garry Connelly AM

Jacky Chan

Jacky Chan

Sam Michael

Sam Michael

Kate Smailes

Kate Smailes

1:55 PM

Feature Presentation - Return to sport after downtime – Lessons learned

The impact on high-performance athletes after prolonged downtime from training, competition, injuries and pandemics.

Dr David Hughes - AIS

Dr David Hughes

2:20 PM

Facilitated Scenario One

An exploration of critical decisions and how they are made during a motorsport circuit incident.

The session will be interactive with audience participation.

Matthew Mac Partlin

Dr Matthew Mac Partlin

Karyn Lun

Dr Karyn Lun

Mal Moss

Mal Moss

Craig Finlayson

Craig Finlayson

3:00 PM

Facilitated Scenario Two

An exploration of critical decisions and how they are made during a motorsport Rally incident and the unique challenges posed by remote locations.

The session will be interactive with audience participation.

Matthew Mac Partlin

Dr Matthew Mac Partlin

John Buckley

John Buckley

Matt Croxford

Dr Matt Croxford

Pete Bradow

Pete Bradow

3:35 PM

Feature Presentation - New wave education and training

Exploring how we can use new technologies to improve training and outcomes in motorsport.

From Medical simulation to team motion analysis and telemedicine. MR/VR/XR/AR.

Jacky Chan

Jacky Chan

4:00 PM

Feature Presentation - Global Motorsport Safety

The future direction of Motorsport Safety.

Adam Baker

Adam Baker

4:25 PM

Featured Panel

Mark, Fernando & Romain discuss in depth some of the large crashes in their careers and the safety equipment breakthroughs that saved their lives.

Mark Webber

Mark Webber

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso

Romain Grosjean

Romain Grosjean

5:05 PM

Closing Address and Message from the Convenors

Announce Pitch Winners and other business.

Kristen Bailey

Kristen Bailey

Ash Dunbabin

Ash Dunbabin

Matthew Mac Partlin

Dr Matthew Mac Partlin

Kate Smailes

Kate Smailes