WRC – Athens college students be part of FIA Training Programme physiotherapy seminar forward of Acropolis Rally Greece
Acropolis Rally Greece FIA Training Programme
College students from the IEK AKMI College Athens grew to become the newest group of younger individuals to learn from the FIA Training Programme after they took half in a seminar highlighting the function of physiotherapy within the FIA World Rally Championship.
Organised on the EKO Service Park in Lamia forward of the beginning of Acropolis Rally Greece yesterday (Thursday), the seminar was hosted by FIA Rally Director Andrew Wheatley with key contributions from Danny Naessens, the Hyundai Mobis Shell World Rally Workforce’s Physiotherapist, plus and his counterpart from the M-Sport Ford World Rally Workforce, Georgina Bentley.
Throughout their go to to Lamia, the scholars took half in a query and reply session with Naessens, whose involvement in motor sport dates again to 2002. They then loved a guided tour of the service park the place they met Pablo Marcos, Workforce Supervisor of Hyundai Mobis Shell World Rally Workforce and Kaj Lindström, Sporting Director of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRT, throughout a go to to the Japanese producer’s service space.
The session with Naessens was the principle focus of the journey from the capital, nonetheless, and lined plenty of subjects, together with driver harm and restoration, psychological preparation, diet and hydration, plus using security gear in rally automobiles, reminiscent of head and neck restraint units.
Following the session, FIA Rally Director Andrew Wheatley stated: “We have been very happy to welcome the scholars from the IEK AKMI College Athens proper into the guts of the FIA World Rally Championship and we hope they have been in a position to take loads from their go to and can be capable to carry ahead the data gained into their ongoing studying. We additionally hope the chance they needed to meet specialists within the discipline of physiotherapy will encourage them to proceed following this profession path however, hopefully, with a deal with motor sport and the WRC sooner or later. The scholars have been all very enthusiastic with a transparent need to study and profit from new experiences. They have been a credit score to their college and, whereas we want them properly with their research, it might be unbelievable if we may meet them engaged on future editions of Acropolis Rally Greece or different occasions for that matter.”
Hyundai Mobis Shell World Rally Workforce Physiotherapist Danny Naessens stated: “It was a privilege to satisfy the following technology of physiotherapists and a pleasure to go on a few of my expertise and data. I loved their enthusiasm and was very impressed at their questions and curiosity in my function in motor sport.”
Launched on Rally Estonia in July, the FIA Training Programme gives the following technology the chance to find the world of motor sport as a future profession path, whereas growing their abilities and data of specialist fields.
The FIA is proud to collaborate with ASNs, occasion organisers, WRC Promoter and all of the stakeholders of the FIA World Rally Championship on this mission, which goals to advertise the hyperlinks between WRC occasions and the local people and create partnerships between the championship and academic establishments.
With the assist and help of the ASN and occasion organisers, college students of a nominated college are invited to hitch a Q&A session on a specific subject earlier than experiencing a behind-the-scenes go to to a rally service park the place they’re given the chance to satisfy group principals and different key group members.