A letter from the CEO, Eugene Arocca

Monday 16 March, 2020
A letter from the CEO, Eugene Arocca – 16 March, 2020

I would like to take the opportunity to write to you to provide an update on COVID-19 and its impact on motorsport more broadly.

As you would no doubt be aware, the situation is constantly changing and evolving and an internal working group at Motorsport Australia is regularly meeting to monitor the situation. We plan to send out regular updates to you, our members, as necessary to provide any important information.

While some larger events have been cancelled or postponed, at this stage, I can confirm that a number of Motorsport Australia sanctioned events will continue with our support, in line with any government restrictions and also with suitable precautions in place.

Some of these precautions are expected to include, but will not be limited to:

  • Encouraging social distancing (standing 1.5m away from others)
  • Providing drivers’ and officials’ briefings electronically
  • Communicating to participants at all levels that if they are unwell, they must stay away from the venue
  • The provision of hand sanitisers and hand washing facilities at events

In times like these, it is important that we can enjoy our sport in a safe and practical way, while ensuring good hygiene and social distancing practices are maintained. We will also contact our clubs, event organisers and promoters with key information that will help protect those participating in events in the coming weeks and months.

Motorsport Australia encourages all participants, whether officials, competitors, licence holders and event organisers to remain extremely vigilant and practice good hygiene, including the use of hand sanitiser.

Some helpful resources include the Department of Health’s COVID-19 site, which can be accessed by clicking here.

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) has also prepared some informative content for those involved in sport, which can be found by clicking here.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our membership hotline.

Regards,
Eugene Arocca
Motorsport Australia CEO