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Extrication training enhancements, thanks to Stuart Robertson at Renomotive

 
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Extrication training enhancements, thanks to Stuart Robertson at Renomotive
by SMMC Admin - Saturday, 17 February 2024, 5:21 PM
 

We are extremely grateful to Stuart Robertson - ‘Clio Stu' of Renomotive - for donating a Renault Clio shell to SMMC to use as an extrication training car. Complete with a competition roll cage and race seats with harnesses, the car is a fantastic addition to our training resources, and we are indebted to Stuart for his generosity and support in donating the car for volunteer and official training.

We are extremely grateful to Stuart Robertson - ‘Clio Stu' of Renomotive - for donating a Renault Clio shell to SMMC to use as an extrication training car. Complete with a competition roll cage and race seats with harnesses, the car is being used for marshal training as well as medical, rescue and recovery training.

The Clio is mounted on a dolly, which means that marshals and rescue crews also need to think about the dynamics of vehicle movement and stabilising the car as part of the incident response.

At the Scottish Motor Racing Club Marshals Training Day at Knockhill Racing Circuit today, over 70 marshals were put through their paces on extricating a live casualty from the Clio – and also doing the same with our Heavy Duty Adult Manikin (which weighs 70kg, or just under 12 stone, and has an anatomically correct weight distribution which gives the “feel” of an unconscious person).

The car was also well used at the Scottish Motorsport Emergency Services Training Day in December with over 100 medics, rescue and recovery crews practising their skills.

Stuart is well known in Scottish motorsport as a previous, regular competitor and he has been dismantling, building and maintaining road and track Renault Sports, specialising in Clios for over 10 years. That time, passion and knowledge has culminated into his business, Renomotive, to hopefully keep these little hot hatches going for many years to come.

Stuart’s dad, Colin, was also well known in motorsport circles, as a motorsport recovery operator - Piper 2.

This is a fantastic addition to our training resources, and we are indebted to Stuart for his generosity and support in donating the car for volunteer and official training.

Renault Clio donated by Stuart Robertson for extrication training