The Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) Committee is pleased to introduce Susie Brook from Queensland as the 2017 recipient of the WAMS Singapore Officials Exchange Program.
A gold level official, the mother of two has been involved in motorsport since 1987, and at a national and international level has undertaken many and varied roles including flag marshal, trackside communicator, grid marshal, pitlane marshal, race control communicator, race starter, sector marshal, chief observer and chief of communications for the past 3 years at the Supercars Gold Coast 600.
Passionate about promoting motorsport and actively encouraging and supporting other women to become involved, Brook says aims to use the opportunity to not just enhance her own skillset but to use her experiences to further assist others officiating in Australia on her return.
“I am extremely honoured to be selected to represent WAMS and CAMS as an Australian ambassador at the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix,” said Brook. “This is a great opportunity to gain invaluable experience at an overseas event as I am always keen to expand my expertise and skillset thereby enhancing my ability to mentor others in Australia. Also enabling application of this knowledge to further officiating roles and development for others and myself.
“It is inspiring to see the ever-increasing participation of women particularly at higher levels and I hope to be a great ambassador for WAMS, CAMS and Australia.”
Since 2013, the program is one of WAMS’ signature programs designed to promote and encourage the participation of female motor sport officials in both countries. It has received strong support from the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), the Singapore Motor Sport Association (SMSA) and the FIA Women in Motor Sport Commission (WMC) since inception.
Following the footsteps of previous recipients Michelle Luke, Tricia Davidson, Natalie Daish and Jacqueline Devereaux, Brook will be the fifth Australian recipient to participate in the program. In exchange for Brook going to Singapore, earlier this year WAMS welcomed Amanda Chew from Singapore to participate in her part of the program at the 2017 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this past March.
The 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, under lights at the Marina Bay Circuit, will be held from September 15-17.