Mission Motorsport is no ordinary organisation….
This unique motorsport charity is incredibly special, and inspirational.
Their objective is to inspire army veterans and provide them with various platforms to get involved in racing.
“The Aim of Mission Motorsport is to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations, by providing opportunities through Motorsport.”
The charity is supported by ‘Help for Heroes’ and a number of events are held every year to help raise both money and awareness for army veterans. For me, it’s an incredibly important group because it focuses largely on the psychological damage within the military, heavily aiding recovery.
As well as numerous skilled team members across a number of roles, they also have produced some incredibly talented drivers. David Birrell for example, is a former British Army Infantry and now races in some of Britain’s top club championships, despite having both legs amputated after being hit by an IED in 2010.
Video uploaded to ‘Youtube’ by “Toyota UK”.
An endurance event called ‘The Race of Remembrance’ is held annually at the Anglesey circuit in Wales.
The race commemorates the sacrifices made by service personnel and their families. It also attracts big names from around the world, including Scottish cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy. Having raced in the event twice myself, I can tell you that the atmosphere is simply incredible. The event is also unique because it pauses mid-race for a poignant remembrance service.
Current Top Gear host Chris Harris also participated in the event during 2015.
Video uploaded to ‘Youtube’ by “Chris Harris on Cars”.
Mission Motorsport have left a massive mark on the Motorsport industry in the UK, and will continue to set and example for years to come with it’s incredible work and determination to help those who need it most.