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  • Mission Motorsport announces 2024 Race of Remembrance Weekend: 8-10th November.
  • 10th Anniversary of the Forces’ Charity’s flagship event.
  • Accessible for anybody who wishes to commemorate Remembrance, we’ve an open invite to a whole host of events including Race of Remembrance at Anglesey, Race of Remembrance Karting and #YourRoR
  • Pitlane Service of Remembrance to be live-streamed as all events are paused on Sunday 12th November at 10:45

Regarded as a highlight of the British motorsport calendar,  Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ Motorsport Charity has today announced the eagerly anticipated dates for Race of Remembrance (RoR) 2024.

The events will be run over the 8-10 November 2024. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the charity’s flagship event, and is a weekend of reflection, community spirit combined with a fantastic weekend of motorsport. The weekend’s activities are open to anybody who wishes to commemorate the Remembrance weekend and participate in a poignant pitlane Service of Remembrance.

Mission Motorsport will be holding a variety of events across Remembrance weekend, 8-10th November 2024. A time to reflect upon those lost in conflict and to support those who still remain, there will be a variety of activities including RoR Anglesey, Karting RoR and #YourROR (a fundraising campaign for those who wish to hold their own events). On Remembrance Sunday, all activity will pause for a Service of Remembrance which will be live-streamed from the pitlane at Anglesey Circuit Trac Mon at 11:00 hours.

James Cameron, CEO, Mission Motorsport said,

In March, Motorsport UK signed the Armed Forces Covenant, celebrating and underpinning the connection between motorsport and the Armed Forces community.  With events being held across the country, we are so proud to be announcing  the 10th Race of Remembrance at Anglesey Circuit.  Over a decade of uplifting, engaging sport, centred around the important act of remembrance – of our fallen comrades, family members or friends, and to support those who remain, RoR provides a unique opportunity for all to participate in a very special, very poignant pitlane Remembrance Service as one community.  We are hugely grateful to the BRSCC and Anglesey Circuit who work so hard to stage this highlight of our sporting year.” 

The charity’s Chairman, motorsport industry veteran Christopher Tate is delighted by the initial response to the 10th Race of Remembrance: “In all my 4 decades working in this sport, nothing comes close to this remarkable event for great racing, huge commitment by every person working in each of the 50+ race teams, nor the real meaning of this event and of the pitlane Sunday service. Every club racer in the UK should come and race here once in their career. I can guarantee that you will leave with a new set of feelings about motorsport, about our Armed Forces community – and about life more broadly.”

Mission Motorsport will once again be partnering with the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) to deliver the 12 hour endurance race at Anglesey Circuit, Wales.  Following the format of previous races, the race itself will commence at 15:00 on Saturday 9th November, continuing late into the evening with an overnight suspension from 21:00.  Resuming at 09:00 hours on Remembrance Sunday, the Safety Car will pause racing at 10:45 for an emotive service in the pitlane that brings competitors, race teams, spectators and support staff together as one community. The race will then continue before a winner is crowned at 15:30 when the race ends.

Entries for RoR Anglesey, managed by BRSCC, are scheduled to open on the 3rd June 2024. Priced at £2,900 per car, a deposit of £700 is required to secure your entry. Owing to its increased popularity, entries are expected to sell out quickly and competitors are advised to enter as soon as possible.

BRSCC COO, Paul McErlean said,

“Race of Remembrance is an event that everyone within the BRSCC is proud and privileged to play a part in organising.  Working alongside Mission Motorsport and Anglesey Circuit for this landmark 10th running, we’re delighted to be able to support the great work the charity does on behalf of its beneficiaries. We’re looking forward to welcoming competitors and teams back to one of British motorsport’s best loved traditions in November

RoR Anglesey is just one in a series of events hosted by Mission Motorsport across the weekend.

Now in its 4th year, and a firm favourite in the RoR calender, Karting RoR will also return. Partnering with The British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) once more, Mission Motorsport will be hosting a Service of Remembrance and endurance karting race at Thruxton Karting Centre, Hampshire. Sold out within the 1st week of entries being announced, competitors are advised to keep checking the RoR website for details on when entries will open and how to participate.

For those not wanting to race, YourRoR, Mission Motorsport’s online initiative is an opportunity for those who wish to, to create their own ways of celebrating this important weekend. Open to everyone, you are invited to take part in and host a variety of online events and activities to assist the charity’s fundraising efforts.

James continued,

“As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Race of Remembrance, we reflect on the profound significance of this event – not only as a race but as a communal act of remembrance. We are proud to bring together our community in this unique way, ensuring that even those who cannot attend in person can join us from around the globe.”

SPONSORSHIP

The Race of Remembrance committee would like to invite anybody interested in sponsoring any of the weekends RoR activities whether big or small, to get in touch. All funds raised from the weekend will contribute to the running of the event, and supporting those who have been affected by their military service.

Sponsorship provides opportunities 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:

fundraising@missionmotorsport.org

For more information about Mission Motorsport, please visit www.missionmotorsport.org

For more information about Race of Remembrance, please visit  www.raceofremembrance.com

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