Morgan Motor Company are supporting Mission Motorsport, The Forces’ motorsport charity, at this year’s Race of Remembrance. Morgan will be supplying vehicles to be driven by Mission Motorsport’s team during the 12-hour endurance race, taking place during remembrance weekend (12th-14th November).
Marking what is believed to be the first fitment of its type in a Morgan vehicle, the iconic British car maker will also be fitting hand controls, allowing paraplegic and amputee veterans to get involved in the event and underlying Morgan’s ambition for inclusivity.
An automatic variant of the all-new Morgan Plus Four race car will also be present on the track in it’s competitive debut alongside a manual version of the car.
Mission Motorsport beneficiaries, alongside The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering and Racing team (UWR) recently completed testing of the cars at Silverstone circuit, assisting with any bespoke adjustments that they needed.
James Cameron, CEO of Mission Motorsport said, “Having recently employed three Service Leavers, Morgan’s unwavering support for the wider Armed Forces community has been fantastic. The provision of these cars means more of our beneficiaries have the chance to drive a car that would normally be out of their reach, and an unrivalled opportunity to learn and interact with others qualified in the industry.”
Steve Morris, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company said, “Morgan continues to support the work of Mission Motorsport, a charity which reflects our values and beliefs. Only recently, and through Mission Motorsport, Morgan has employed three service leavers in the engineering and experience teams. Although not from a familiar civilian background, we believe these individuals possess skills ideally suited to work in the automotive sector. Through Race of Remembrance, we hope to offer a unique experience to beneficiaries that will bring lasting benefits.”
Race of Remembrance is now in its eighth year and also includes a poignant pitlane service of Remembrance to commemorate those who have lost their lives in military operations and support those who remain behind. The Service of Remembrance is streamed live and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The #YourRoR, Race of Remembrance’s fundraising initiative, now reaches a larger audience that ever before, with activity across the UK over the remembrance weekend, including karting Race of Remembrance at Thruxton, an online Race of Remembrance and service of remembrance at Brands Hatch.
For more information on Race of Remembrance visit their website at www.raceofremembrance.com