- Mission Motorsport announces Race of Remembrance Weekend
- Activities to include Race of Remembrance at Anglesey, online iRace of Remembrance, Endurance – Go Karting Race and #YourRor – an open invite for supporters to commemorate in their own way.
- Live-Streamed Pitlane Service from Anglesey halting all activity on Sunday 14 November at 10:45
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 has today announced the launch of Race of Remembrance (RoR), a weekend of activity allowing those who wish to, to come together as one community to take part in a unique and poignant Pitlane Service remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Streamed live from the Pitlane of Anglesey on Sunday 14 November at 10:45, all weekend activity will be paused including the hugely popular RoR at Anglesey, the successful iRoR its online counterpart, a karting race hosted by Thruxton Race Circuit and other fundraising events. With entries now open for RoR at Anglesey, the 12 hour endurance event, this year hosted by BRSCC, is renowned for being the highlight of the UK racing calendar.
Entries can be made by visiting : https://brscc.co.uk/product-category/race-of-remembrance/
Amongst the variety of activities across the remembrance weekend, plans for the eighth annual RoR at Anglesey, a firm favourite with many in the motorsport and service community will return to the beautiful Anglesey Circuit in North Wales from 12-14 November 2021, and for the first time will be hosted by BRSCC.
On announcing the news, Mission Motorsport CEO and Founder James Cameron said
“Race of Remembrance is a weekend whereby those who wish to, can take part in a very special pitlane remembrance service and come together as one community. RoR is hinged around the important act of remembering our fallen, and those who have given so much, but remain with us today. By broadcasting the service live, we are ensuring that those who would like to but are not necessarily able to do so, are able to join a service regardless of where they are in the world.”
Keeping its 12 hour format, RoR at Anglesey will start at 15:00 on Saturday 13 November, with two suspensions, the first between the hours of 21:00 – 09:00 and again at 11:00 hours for the important pitlane remembrance service and will conclude at around 15:30 on Remembrance Sunday 14 November 14.
For the first time in RoR history, Mission Motorsport will be working in conjunction with the BRSCC. BRSCC Chief Operating Officer, Paul McErlean said
“The BRSCC is honoured to be involved in such an iconic and important event as Race of Remembrance. I am hugely impressed by the levels of commitment and passion shown by James and all of his colleagues, and together with my team we will do everything possible to ensure that we deliver a successful and memorable event for Mission Motorsport and all RoR competitors.”
With the 2021 event being eagerly anticipated by many, today’s RoR at Anglesey announcement about the race weekend is expected to lead to race places being sold at record pace. Those wishing to participate are advised to register using the online booking system as soon as possible to secure participation. Competitors should visit: https://brscc.co.uk/product-category/race-of-remembrance/
Broadcasting the Service live from the pits of Anglesey, RoR at Anglesey is just one event over the weekend that will be hosted by Mission Motorsport, attended by beneficiaries, supporters, members of the Mission Motorsport team, the wider service community as well as the motorsport crowd.
Following the success of the inaugural iROR, online racers and spectators will be given the chance to battle it out for the winner’s title at Silverstone on the hugely popular iRacing platform as Mission Motorsport in conjunction with Yearone TV, a veteran owned business host iRoR 2021. Details of how to enter and get involved will be available at a later date.
In addition, 2021 see’s Mission Motorsport announce that a 12-hour go-karting endurance event has been added to the weekend’s itinerary. Working in conjunction with BARC, people will be able to join in the weekend’s activity at Thruxton Race Circuit.
“Adding these events to the RoR Weekend is a fantastic way to allow more individuals to take part in the weekend’s activities. Race of Remembrance weekend aims to give the most number of people the opportunity to be supported by like-minded people at a time which can be extremely difficult for some. We are incredibly excited to be adding these new events to the weekends calendar.”
Approaching its 10th anniversary, Mission Motorsport has engaged with over 2,000 wounded, injured and sick service personnel, hosted in excess of 6,000 man days of sporting output and helped more than 2,000 service leavers including 170 wounded, injured or sick find employment in the automotive industry.
The Race of Remembrance committee would like to invite anybody interested in sponsoring the event whether big or small, to get in touch. All funds raised contribute to the running of this event, and becoming a partner provides sponsors with an opportunity to reach a significant and engaged audience.
Media coverage of the Race of Remembrance continues to grow, with titles such as Motor Sport, evo, Car Magazine, The Telegraph, The Sun and many more supporting the event with editorial and video. For more information on sponsorship, please contact:
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“You really have to be here to understand the spirit of the event. You get caught up in it all, it’s amazing. Incredible people that do such an amazing job in helping these injured service men and women. Not just those that are getting involved in the racing, but those who are helping out the teams and just getting them out and interacting with people. It’s incredible. And to have the service halfway through the race was a really special and emotional moment.”
Sir Chris Hoy
Six times Olympic champion and Race of Remembrance competitor
“Race of Remembrance is an extraordinary celebration of service on a weekend which can be a difficult time of year for our beneficiaries – blokes and girls whose lives have been impacted by war. Race of Remembrance cuts through that by staging a captivating race and then embracing that poignant halt in the pit lane. It brings together a diverse population from across the motorsport community who come together to race but also to think, reflect and to remember.”
CEO of Mission Motorsport
“Most motorsport is fun and the Race of Remembrance is more fun than most. But it is something else you just don’t get racing elsewhere: it is important. It matters. It doesn’t just help change lives, it helps save them. I’ve seen it for myself. You’ll never have a better time making a difference.”
Motoring Journalist and Race of Remembrance competitor –
“Thank you. I am still overwhelmed and smiling. An incredible few days. You picked me up when I was down and I cannot thank you enough for that. The whole event is so moving. Mission Motorsport has really changed my life, I absolutely love it. I am so proud of everyone, the team effort and spirit between all the guys and girls is incredible.”
ex-Parachute Regiment soldier
“I’ve been lucky enough to visit most of the top motorsport events all over the world, but there is nothing like the Race of Remembrance. It proves the healing power of sport is very real and that the racing community in the UK can change people’s lives for the better. I urge anyone with an interest in motorsport to visit, race, volunteer and be part of something truly special.”
ex-Editor of evo and Motor Sport magazine and Race of Remembrance competitor