Like any sport, Motorsport has enormous potential to provide enjoyment, motivation, and pride to those who participate, whether as drivers, mechanics, engineers, or event officials.
In line with the global policy on diversity and inclusion of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), Garry and Monique Connelly have privately launched and sponsored Racing Together to show Indigenous boys and girls aged between 12 and 16 a way into Motorsport for careers or just recreation.
The Connelly's bring substantial experience as international motorsport administrators and former rally competitors. Garry Connelly, AM, is Australia's representative on the FIA - the world motorsport governing body - a member of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, a Director of the Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety, and a Chairman of the Formula 1 Steward. He has held many other senior roles across more than four decades in the sport.
Racing Together has already secured support from the national governing body, Motorsport Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation Gunya Meta and prominent motorsport identities, including Bathurst 1000 winner and young-driver mentor Paul Morris. Indigenous community leaders and professional advisors have backed the project.