BRSCC to host Mission Motorsport’s 2021 Race of Remembrance Event
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 a new partnership with BRSCC to host their Race of Remembrance (RoR) event.
Race of Remembrance has become a true highlight of the UK racing calendar and it provides 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. A firm favourite with many in the motorsport and service community, the event will return (for its eighth year) to the beautiful Anglesey Circuit in North Wales from 12th-14th November 2021.
On announcing the launch of the 2021 event, 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.”
Responding, 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.”
Keeping its 12-hour format, RoR at Anglesey will start at 15:00 on Saturday 13thNovember, 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, November 14th.
With it being such an eagerly anticipated event, the opening of the new online entry system is expected to lead to race places being sold at record pace. As such, those wishing to participate are advised to register using the new online booking system as soon as possible to secure participation.
Approaching its 10th anniversary, Mission Motorsport has engaged with over 2,000 wounded, injured and sick service personnel, hosted in excess of 6,000 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 servicemen 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