At the start of this month, Mission Motorsport celebrated its 10th Anniversary at Thruxton Circuit, the very venue where it had launched exactly a decade before.
Launched at the Hampshire venue on 1st March 2012, the pioneering charity has gone on to achieve extraordinary success, helping those affected by military operations by engaging them through motorsport. It was a great privilege to be able to host their return to Thruxton in commemoration of such a milestone.
The charity has grown dramatically since those early days of track days, and now encompasses a wide range of support skills, training and employment opportunities, enabling Mission Motorsport to have helped over 2000 service veterans via their variety of programmes.
One of the biggest and most notable achievements by the charity has been the establishment of ‘Race of Remembrance’ – which is now an annual fixture on the national motorsport calendar at Anglesey Circuit. Last year Thruxton held the first Karting of Remembrance event on the same date, which was a successful sell-out and will be repeated in 2022.
To find out more on Mission Motorsport’s journey over the past decade, please take the time to watch the following inspiring video with the Charity’s founder and CEO James Cameron:
Ben Taylor, BARC Chief Executive, said: “I’ve been a huge fan of Mission Motorsport’s work since the very early days and I was thrilled to find that BARC was already heavily connected with the charity when I arrived here. We have already hosted many events at Thruxton and Croft and we look forward to building on that and extending our support of the military community.”
Further information on Mission Motorsport and their initiatives can be found here: https://www.missionmotorsport.org/ourmission