Plans for the 2019 Race of Remembrance are today being announced by Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ Motorsport Charity. The event will be the sixth consecutive Race of Remembrance as it cements its position as a highlight of the UK racing calendar.
Entries are now open for the 12 hour endurance event, which will return to the beautiful Anglesey Circuit in North Wales from 8th–10th November 2019, 80 years after the outbreak of World War II.
Described by Mission Motorsport CEO James Cameron as ‘a remembrance service with an endurance motor? ?race attached to it’, this unique weekend plays a crucial role in raisingawareness and funds for the charity’s activities.
‘In the seven years since its formation Mission Motorsport has engaged over 1500 wounded, injured or sick beneficiaries, helping 150 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women into employment via the charity’s training and placement schemes.
‘The Race of Remembrance is vital in demonstrating the charity’s work, and the astonishing healing potential of motor sport,’ explains Cameron.
The 2019 Race of Remembrance will continue its 12-hour format and will start at 1500 on Saturday November 9th and conclude at around 1530 on Remembrance Sunday, November 10th. The race will include two suspensions: one overnight between 2100-0900, and one for the pit lane remembrance service at 1100.
The popular ‘Heroes Dinner’ will return during on the Friday evening before the race, which includes a three course dinner, wine on tables, guest speakers and a bar until late. This ticket-only dinner is open to all entrants, teams, friends and supporters.
Teams can take advantage of a new secure online booking system, and are advised to reserve their place on the grid promptly. The organisers have already received a significant number of early enquiries, with over 50 teams and 150 drivers expected to take part.
The Race of Remembrance committee would like to invite all potential? ?sponsors, big or small, toget in touch. All funds raised contribute to the running of this event, and becoming a partner provides sponsors with an opportunity to reach a significant and engaged audience.
Media coverage of the Race of Remembrance continues to grow, with titles such as Motor Sport, evo, Car Magazine, The Telegraph, The Sun and many more supporting the event with editorial and video. For more information on sponsorship, please contact:
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“You really have to be here to understand the spirit of the event. You get caught up in it all, it’s amazing. Incredible people that do such an amazing job in helping these injured service men and women. Not just those that are getting involved in the racing, but those who are helping out the teams and just getting them out and interacting with people. It’s incredible. And to have the service halfway through the race was a really special and emotional moment.”
Sir Chris Hoy
Six times Olympic champion and Race of Remembrance competitor
“Race of Remembrance is an extraordinary celebration of service on a weekend which can be a difficult time of year for our beneficiaries – blokes and girls whose lives have been impacted by war. Race of Remembrance cuts through that by staging a captivating race and then embracing that poignant halt in the pit lane. It brings together a diverse population from across the motorsport community who come together to race but also to think, reflect and to remember.”
CEO of Mission Motorsport
“Most motorsport is fun and the Race of Remembrance is more fun than most. But it is something else you just don’t get racing elsewhere: it is important. It matters. It doesn’t just help change lives, it helps save them. I’ve seen it for myself. You’ll never have a better time making a difference.”
Motoring Journalist and Race of Remembrance competitor –
“Thank you. I am still overwhelmed and smiling. An incredible few days. You picked me up when I was down and I cannot thank you enough for that. The whole event is so moving. Mission Motorsport has really changed my life, I absolutely love it. I am so proud of everyone, the team effort and spirit between all the guys and girls is incredible.”
ex-Parachute Regiment soldier
“I’ve been lucky enough to visit most of the top motorsport events all over the world, but there is nothing like the Race of Remembrance. It proves the healing power of sport is very real and that the racing community in the UK can change people’s lives for the better. I urge anyone with an interest in motorsport to visit, race, volunteer and be part of something truly special.”
ex-Editor of evo and Motor Sport magazine and Race of Remembrance competitor
About Mission Motorsport
The Forces’ Motorsport charity, with its motto “Race Retrain Recover”, is the MoD’s competent authority for motor sport as a recovery activity, and is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) Endeavour Fund initiative.
A Service Charity and a member of the Confederation of Service Charities, Mission Motorsport has an award-winning collaborative model of working with government and the other service charities. It is funded by Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion as well as by industry partners and independent fundraising.
As part of the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership, the charity helps those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry. A City and Guilds training provider, Mission Motorsport’s Training Wing delivers Level 3 Diploma courses and full apprenticeships enabling service leavers to bridge the gap between military service and second careers as civilians, beyond injury.
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