ÖAMTC & AMZS come out joint top of FIA Road Patrol Contest
Publication date: 14 September 2012
Representatives from 10 different FIA Clubs came to Croatia to compete in this year’s FIA Road Patrol Contest where they faced a test of their breakdown assistance skills in areas such as mechanics, first aid, stress resistance, and customer relations.
Technological innovations provide greater safety, better emissions control, and more comfort, but they have made it increasingly challenging to service or repair a vehicle.
AMZS and ÖAMTC (who were participating for the first time), eventually came out on top with an equal number of points, and were declared as joint winners of the 9th FIA Road Patrol Contest. The competition took place in Sibenik, Croatia on 11 – 14 September 2012, and was hosted by the Croatian Automobile Club HAK.
This year’s contest was slightly different to previous years, as last year’s winners - the AA - agreed to play a leading training role. FIA Region I President Werner Kraus thanked the AA for their contribution, and said that by facilitating the exchange of best practices in this way, the AA had added a valuable new training dimension to the contest.
The event opened, however, with participants marking a one minute of silence in memory of road patrolman Milos Jankovic from the Montenegrin club AMSCG who sadly died in a road accident while at work earlier this year.
Contestants taking part in a theory training session
Contestants taking part in a practical training
This year's joint winners were AMZS and ÖAMTC