Chance to re­mem­ber in high-speed spec­ta­cle

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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

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