Named after the late, great Professor Sid Watkins, the Motorsport Safety Fund’s annual Watkins Lecture aims to address motorsport safety issues. Taking place on our second dedicated trade day in the build up to Autosport International.
Laurent Mekies, Safety Director of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) delivered the Motorsport Safety Fund's Watkins Lecture in 2017.
Former World Rally Championship-winning co-driver and Prodrive Chairman, David Richards CBE, will deliver the Motorsport Safety Fund Watkins Lecture at Autosport International in 2018.
Richards, who founded the world leading motorsport and technology business, Prodrive, in 1984, was appointed CBE for his services to motorsport in 2005. The lecture will follow quite a year for the chairman: in June he was inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame and received the Spirit of Le Mans award from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, and has recently taken over as chairman of the MSA.
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