Race of Remembrance confirms 12-hour endurance encounter for 2017 event

03 Mar 17

Race of Remembrance is set to once again raise the bar this year with Mission Motorsport confirming that the event, held over the 10/11/12thth November, will now be a 12-hour endurance race.

Progressing on from the 1000km that has taken place in previous years, the 12-hour endurance race is set to once again captivate teams, drivers and spectators alike; with Anglesey Circuit providing the perfect venue for the fourth successive year.

Set up in 2012 to help with the recovery and rehabilitation of those affected by military operations, Race of Remembrance has continued to grow in stature in recent years with all manner of celebrities, professional sportsman and drivers competing.

Last year saw Olympic stars Sir Chris Hoy and Jon-Allan Butterworth join forces with Tom Onslow-Cole and Jade Edwards. With just 45 places up for grabs on the grid too,

Following qualifying on Friday 10th November, teams will race for six hours into the dark of the Saturday before Parc Ferme at 21:00.

The following morning, racing will resume at 09:00. At 10:45, as has become a tradition, the whole circuit will come to a standstill; as teams, spectators, and staff gather in the pit lane for a very special Remembrance Service.

James Cameron, Mission Motorsport CEO, said: “Race of Remembrance has grown year on year, and we are excited to return to the iconic Anglesey Circuit for the fourth year in a row.

“Following the huge success of the 2016 event, which included Sir Chris Hoy being part of the Mission Motorsport team, we can’t wait to make the 2017 Race of Remembrance even more spectacular.

“Race of Remembrance has grown massively, and it means that this year we’re able to run a 12-hour event, stepping it up a level from the 1000km race we’ve known until now. It’s the perfect end to the motorsport calendar.”