Ski Racing Australia would like to update members and the public on a number of events since the Southern 80 near Echuca last weekend.
The race was abandoned on Sunday afternoon after three separate incidents saw a number of people hospitalised and the tragic passing of 2 Ironic driver David Morabito.
SRA has contacted the family of David Morabito to pass on condolences and offer support. Mr Morabito’s Celebration Mass will take place at 11am on Wednesday February 22 at St Monica’s Church (cnr Windsor & Bourke streets Richmond NSW). Following the mass the cortege will proceed to Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Barnett Avenue, Rookwood.
Jessica Rigg, the observer aboard 2 Ironic has been released from hospital and is recovering at home, as are the skiers from Carlton Dry Racing, Jason Cartledge and Nathan Evans.
Supernova skier Adam Bail is still recovering in hospital in Melbourne but is reportedly improving every day.
Operationally, whilst supporting members and those affected by the tragic aftermath of the race, SRA has begun receiving and collating information relating to the incidents from members and spectators.
The insurance process for those injured has been activated and all are receiving support in that area.
While the NSW Police investigation into Mr Morabito’s accident is ongoing, SRA will look to begin their own review of the Southern 80 and the major incidents in question as soon as is practical.
SRA would like to thank its members, the public and the media for the respect shown towards those effected during the last week and implore people to continue to respect the review process that lies ahead.