Motorsport Australia

Motorsport Australia Trainers Michael Smith (left) and David Mori explaining flag protocols to the Officials classroom session

Founded in 1953 as the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) – it was rebranded in 2020 - Motorsport Australia has successfully trained and mentored more than 4000 officials and marshals. One of four FIA Institute Regional Training Providers (RTP), it has provided training and/or operational support for the Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Korean, Malaysian, Singapore and Vietnam Grands Prix and worked on the establishment of the Vietnamese Motorsports Association, the country’s ASN, in 2019.

  The team of trainers is led by MA’s Director of Motorsport & Commercial Operations Michael Smith, who oversees motor sport training & development, commercial operations, licencing and all of MA’s RTP projects. A member of the Organising Committee for the Australian Grand Prix, Smith is Secretary of the Event, a role he has also fulfilled for the Korean, Russian and Singapore GPs, he is also Vice President of the FIA Volunteer & Officials Commission.
  International Training and Special Projects Consultant for MA, John Murphy is a member of the FIA Global Training Team and has developed and delivered training programmes across the Asia Pacific Region. Since joining Motorsport Australia in 2013, he has played a key role in developing programmes to drive growth in grass roots motor sport, improved membership service and systems which combined to drive a 50 per cent increase in membership and commercial revenue. Since March 2019, Murphy has been based in New York, where his recent roles, in addition to his work with MA, have included advising on preparations for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
  MA’s Training, Officials & Operations Executive David Mori has been an official for 35 years in trackside, communications, event command and Race Director roles at national and international events. He oversees MA’s 10,000-strong volunteer officials workforce, manages the Appointed Officials programme, is head coach of Australia’s Race Director cohort and develops and delivers national and international training programmes. Deputy Clerk of the Course for the Australian Grand Prix, he has also worked in various roles at the GPs in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Korea, Russia and Singapore.

Editor’s note: affiliated to the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), which rules the sport worldwide, the Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) is the island’s governing body for motor sport; it also represents the interests of its Member Clubs in discussions with Government departments which facilitate the sport in the island, in particular the Ministry of Transport, Works & Water Resources, which permits road closures for an agreed number of events each year. Away from motor sport, the BMF affiliate which answers the FIA Mobility remit is the Barbados Automobile Association (BAA).

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