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Race of Remembrance: let’s go karting!

Race of Remembrance: let’s go karting!

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08 Oct, 2021

Mission Motorsport has teamed up with the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) and Thruxton Kart Centre to host the inaugural Karting Race of Remembrance, a two-hour endurance race that will be paused for a poignant trackside Remembrance service – and entries are now open …

Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity, which aids in the recovery of those who have been affected by military operations by providing opportunities through motorsport and the automotive industry, is excited to announce that entries in the Karting Race of Remembrance to be held on Sunday 14 November at Thruxton Kart Centre are now open.

A new addition to the Race of Remembrance programme, Mission Motorsport is teaming up with BARC and the Hampshire-based karting centre to enable the motorsport and wider community to participate in a unique endurance race, which will be paused at 10:50 for a poignant trackside Remembrance service.

Open to teams of four to six, the two-hour endurance karting race will begin at 10:30, stopping only for the trackside service. Whether you are Forces or ex-Forces, a motorsport fan or a member of the general public, all are welcome and invited to participate.

Says James Cameron, CEO and founder of Mission Motorsport, ‘We are delighted to be bringing Race of Remembrance to Thruxton, and very pleased to have military and veteran teams participating. Race of Remembrance is centred around that poignant service – commemorating the sacrifice of those who have served and I think as we fall silent many will be reflecting on personal experience. We’ve all suffered loss over the last two years and Thruxton, on the edge of Salisbury Plain, is in the centre of a strong military and veteran community and it will be wonderful to bring them together.’

Race of Remembrance, now in its eighth year, is one of the highlights of the UK motorsport calendar and continues to grow year on year. In addition to the karting race, activities include a Race of Remembrance on Anglesey, a 12-hour endurance race, an online race open to everybody regardless of location, and YourRoR – an opportunity for individuals to complete their own activities. All will pause at 10:50 to join a poignant and special Remembrance service, which will be live-streamed.

Funds raised from these activities will go to Mission Motorsport, enabling it to continue to help those who have been affected by their service along their path to recovery.

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Click on this link to read all about the Race of Remembrance and, to find out more about the work of Mission Motorsport, see below or click here


About Mission Motorsport

Mission Motorsport, the Forces’ Motorsport Charity, which has the motto ‘Race, Retrain, Recover’, is the MoD’s competent authority for motorsport as a recovery activity, and is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) 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 other Service charities. 

As part of the MoD’s Career Transition Partnership, the charity helps those leaving the military to find employment in the automotive industry. A newly appointed IMI training centre, Mission Motorsport’s Training Wing, delivers industry-recognised electric vehicle qualifications in addition to level 3 Diploma courses and full apprenticeships, enabling Service leavers to bridge the gap between military service and second careers as civilians, beyond injury.

Mission Motorsport has delivered more than  6,000 training days  of sport for 2,000 wounded, injured or sick beneficiaries, leading to more than  400 placements and 200-plus jobs. The charity’s veteran employment programmes have paved the way for in excess of 2,000 veterans into employment in the automotive industry.

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