Former British GT Champion, Alex Mortimer, has announced his continued participation in David Brabham's Racing4Charity Celebrity Karting Challenge on Thursday 13th January, the opening day of the Autosport International show.
Mortimer is once again looking forward to the challenge of helping Brabham's Racing4Charity team to raise more money than ever this January and commented: “I've supported the Celebrity Karting Challenge for quite a few years now. It's a fantastic event and it's great to see everyone and have some fun on the karting track after the winter break.
“But it's important not to overlook the real reason why myself and other celebrity drivers are happy to give up our time to support the event and I'm looking forward to helping raise funds for the Starlight charity this year. Bill Williams and David Brabham do a fantastic job of staging this event and I'm sure the 2011 race in the Live Action Arena will be one of the best yet.”
Mortimer, the popular Principal of UK sportscar outfit, Team RPM, joins the event for the third consecutive year fresh from a stellar inaugural season competing in the International GT Open Championship. Partnered with seasoned GT racer Peter Bamford, Mortimer took Team RPM to finish joint third in the GTS title fight with an impressive track record that included a trio of podium finishes, one pole position and a fastest lap.
Organised by Racing4Charity's Bill Williams and Le Mans sportscar legend, David Brabham, the 2011 Celebrity Karting Challenge will raise awareness and funds for the Starlight charity, which grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and also entertains sick children in hospitals and hospices across the UK. Last year's Celebrity Karting Challenge was supported by over 100 top motorsport drivers; Mortimer joined fellow sportscar stars such as Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro, Guy Smith, Marino Franchitti and Johnny Mowlem.