BTCC Backing For Charity ‘Race Of Remembrance’ Event


Some of the stars of the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship have put their support behind a unique charity endurance race hosted by Mission Motorsport this November at Anglesey Circuit.

Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ motorsport charity, are hosting the event which will see competitors compete in an eight-hour race around the Welsh circuit, with some lucky entrants to have BTCC stars assigned to their teams.

Current BTCC racers Rob Austin, Adam Morgan and Dan Welch, as well as former BTCC race-winner Paul O’Neill, Senior Driving Specialist at Mercedes Benz World Elliott Cole and former outright British GT champion Calum Lockie, have signed up to the event.

The endurance race will be open to any team of one-to-four cars with two-to-four drivers, with four cc-rated classes plus a ‘Heroes Trophy’ for single-car entries up to two litres.

Alongside the race, the event will include a ‘Heroes Dinner’ on the Friday evening, a ‘Supercar Saturday’ on-track showcase, parties on the Saturday and Sunday evening, and activities for the fans including go-karting, auto-tests, helicopter rides and monster trucks.

“We started with a blank sheet and scribbled down every ridiculous, wacky idea that sprang to mind; essentially a petrolhead’s wish-list,” said Mission Motorsport Development Manager and Event Organiser Jon Earp.

“We then asked favours of just about everyone we knew in the industry. What we’ve ended up with is that same sheet of paper a reality with some incredibly cool stuff going on over the weekend!”

Any team entering the Race of Remembrance may request a guest professional driver, with those drivers/teams to have their driver drawn out of a hat on the Friday night of the event, their first on-track action together coming in Saturday’s qualifying.

“We have been incredibly humbled by the generosity of these guys that have given up their time and energy to join us this November,” commented Earp.

As well as the motorsport, the event will also mark Remembrance Day with a pit-lane Remembrance Service at 10.45am on the Sunday morning.

Earp added: We are a military charity; this weekend will mark Remembrance Day in the centenary year of the start of the First World War. It would have been remiss of us not to host our own service and we very much hope all drivers, teams, marshals and fans will join us.”

Full information on the event can be found at: www.raceofremembrance.com.