Post Race Update: our intrepid charity racers completed the 24hrs intact, finishing in 8th place overall and raising over £2,600 for Children in Need in the process. Well done, guys.
Just because the UK circuit season has come to an end, don’t expect our drivers to hang up their racing boots until 2017. Four Ginetta GRDC+ drivers - Colin Plumb, Adrian Campbell-Smith, Mike Jarvis and Paul Garstang – have formed a team for a one-off, 24-hour endurance race with a difference.
Our self-titled ‘Wacky Race-rs’ will be raising funds for Children in Need by competing as part of a ten-car grid at the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. Unlike their usual driving, however, this race will take place entirely within the confines of a digital simulator.
The event takes place at The Race Centre in Southampton, running from the morning of Friday 18th November through to the afternoon of Saturday 19th November 2016, and aims to add a further £15,000 to the more than £50,000 raised since its first outing.
Those who have been involved before will know that this is a very popular contest, with some strong teams participating including the Maurussia Virgin Racing F1 team.
The entire cost of the actual event is covered directly by The Race Centre and the participating teams, which ensures that all donations go to Children in Need.
Our GRDC+ drivers have extended an invitation to anyone who would like to come down and see the race first hand, so if you’re one of them, head to The Race Centre and say hello. If you’d prefer to donate digitally then you’ll find their JustGiving page here.