Chance to remember in high-speed spectacle
MISSION Motorsport’s Race of Remembrance returns once more to Anglesey Circuit this Saturday and Sunday – and it’s gearing up to be the best event yet for drivers and spectators alike.
Now in its fourth year, Race of Remembrance has built up a reputation as one of the key events in the UK racing calendar.
The event attracts a host of celebrities from the world of sports and media, professional and amateur racing drivers, and, most importantly, servicemen and women, veterans and their families from across the UK.
During the three-day event, 45 teams compete in a 12-hour endurance race with more than 120 drivers competing in the relay-style race, or by racing in a single endurance car for the Heroes’ trophy.
The off-track activity ensures a fun and social event for all, including a formal Heroes’ Evening Dinner in the main marquee, but in the true spirit of the charity, the event is not just about racing.
At 10:45 on the Sunday morning, everyone will stop and gather on the racetrack for a very special remembrance service, supported by a Welsh choir and attended by hundreds of servicemen and women, veterans, their families as well as civilian supporters.
The racing element of Mission Motorsport represents a very small percentage of the charity’s work. Supported by some of the largest automotive manufacturers, military charities and other key sponsors, the team co-ordinates and provides motorsport as a recovery activity for military personnel. Once engaged the real work begins. The charity is a certified provider of training and helps its beneficiaries gain the qualifications they need to return to work. The team then acts as relationship managers to the industry, securing vocational opportunities for the wounded, injured and sick, supporting the charity’s mission to: ‘Race, Retrain, Recover’.
Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy at last year’s event