BUCKMORE PARK: HENRY SURTEES CHALLENGE
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.