Mazda Team For Britcar 24 Hours Running For Forces Charities

by James Broomhead

Among three examples of Mazda MX-5 sportscar entered for the Britcar 24 Hours (September 30-October 2) is a production based car that will be shared by a team raising the profile of Armed Forces Charities.

The team, which will share a production based MX-5, will be led by Maj. James Cameron of the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR). James has just returned from Afghanistan where he commanded the Warthog Group – Task Force Helmand’s independent armoured Squadron. He is joined by two keen racers, Brigadier Mike Hickson, Director of the Royal Logistic Corps, and Former Royal Signals Sergeant Will Browning. The former has raced single-seaters, as well as historic machinery, including at Silverstone. Browning has raced and run in drifting competitions and is now a Metropolitan Police Officer in the London Borough of Hackney.

TV presenter and racer Tony Jardine, a supporter of Forces Charities, completes the driving line-up.

The team will be supported by members of Maj. Cameron's Regiment, including some recovering from injuries suffered whilst serving in Afghanistan.

“It is an honour to support these British Armed Forces charities with an MX-5 race car and with the team's endurance spirit combined with the handling, reliability and durability of the car, we are hopeful of a good result,” said Graeme Fudge, PR Director for Mazda UK.

The charities the team will be supporting include The Not Forgotten Association, Help for Heroes, the Army Benevolent Fund, Forces Children’s Trust and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The Checkered Flag will be delivering full live coverage from Silverstone throughout the Britcar 24 Hours.

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