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Motorcycling Australia focuses on concussion and rider safety

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Left to Right ‰ÛÒ Steve Martin ‰ÛÒ former FIM EWC Champion & MotoGP Rider, Phil London ‰ÛÒ WilSport NZ and Peter Doyle ‰ÛÒ CEO Motorcycling Australia
Motorcycling Australia (MA) and FIM Oceania (FIMO) have agreed to develop a Concussion Working Group, establish education programs, create rider ambassadors and develop guidelines for the Oceania region, following an inaugural MA & FIMO Concussion Summit.

The Concussion Working Group will work closely with the FIM Medical Commission (CMI) and the federations of the Oceania region to develop policies, provide updates and best practice as developed within the Oceania region to improve rider safety across all disciplines.

The 14 invitees to the summit included some of the most experienced motorsport doctors ‰ÛÒ Dr Brent May, Dr Greg Harris and Dr Michael Thumm. Former World Endurance Champion Steve Martin, Former National Off-Road Champion and Team Manager AJ Roberts and ISDE World Champion Josh Green, MX Nationals promoter Kevin Williams, MA CEO Peter Doyle, and MA Insurance Manager Anthony Hynes , Motorcycling NZ Board Member ‰ÛÒ Hamish Barham and WilSport‰Ûªs Phil London, as key speaker FIM Medical Director Dr David McManus who provided an international perspective.

Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, said the pioneering first step of tackling the important topic of concussion in motorcycle sport was vital.

‰ÛÏThis was a crucial first meeting for MA on a very complex issue which is why it was important to have concussion experts, riders, promoters and industry in the room to develop guidelines and policies for our sport going forward,‰Û

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