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MISSION MOTORSPORT ROCKINGHAM RESURRECTED

Rockingham race circuit closed last year, now planned for redevelopment it was conceived in 2001 and had several different configurations making it a unique circuit, plus it had an oval banking that provided plenty of thrills over the years. It opened for two very unique days this week, to host Armed Forces charity Mission Motorsport...
19/10/2019
With no concerns about speed limits or traffic, just you and your car on a circuit, as fast as talent will take you a track day is a real adrenaline buzz for any petrolhead, Thursday and Friday saw the last ever cars on track at the Northamptonshire circuit. The International layout was used and over the two days 120 cars stretched their legs, from the duo of mine and Dave Brown's V8 Mustangs to Mini Coopers and Aston Martin Vantage's it was a thrilling time and all in aid of a very special charity.

Launched at Thruxton Motor Circuit on 1st March 2012 in order to help those affected by military operations by engagement through sport, the charity recognised from the outset the astonishing inspirational and healing potential of sport. Motorsport is unique in that the disabled compete against the able bodied on a level playing field - there is no separate category for disability. Engineering allows the team at MM to adapt the vehicle, not the sport, and that leveller is a strong draw that the charity harnesses to help those who may be hard to reach - connecting them with amazing opportunities for second careers, beyond the military.

The Forces' Motorsport Charity, whose motto is “Race Retrain Recover” is MoD's competent authority for motor sport as a recovery activity, and is a Royal Foundation (the charitable trust of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry) Endeavour Fund initiative.

The charity's dedicated career managers have placed more than 130 Wounded, Injured and Sick service leavers into employment since the inaugural Invictus Games in September 2014. Over 1700 veterans have found work through the charity’s programs.