BUCK­MORE PARK: HENRY SUR­TEES CHAL­LENGE

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The Henry Sur­tees Chal­lenge is one of the jew­els in the mo­tor­sport cal­en­dar, it’s one of those ev­ery­body wins sit­u­a­tions.

A kart­ing con­test with prizes like tests in top sin­gle-seater ma­chin­ery on of­fer, it al­ways at­tracts big names, with Euro­pean F3, GT and GP3 rac­ers be­ing reg­u­lar en­tries.

The event also raises money for the Henry Sur­tees Foun­da­tion – which as­sists peo­ple with brain or phys­i­cal in­juries caused by an ac­ci­dent (please do­nate when you at­tend the event).

Henry Sur­tees, son of 1964 For­mula 1 world cham­pion John, was killed when a rogue wheel hit his hel­met in an F2 race at Brands Hatch in 2009. John set up the char­ity to help peo­ple, a tes­ta­ment to the al­ready well-re­spected mo­tor­sport leg­end.

Last year, club racer Piers Prior and Jake Den­nis went down to the wire, with Prior com­ing out on top and choos­ing a For­mula Re­nault 2.0 test as his prize. Den­nis took a set of Teng Tools, while third-placed Ed White earned a sim­u­la­tor ses­sion and tour around Maranello.

For the best view watch from the bal­cony to get a bird’s eye per­spec­tive.

Oc­to­ber TBA

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