Anglesey revved up for momentous Race of Remembrance event

08 Nov 17

Race of Remembrance is set to take Anglesey Circuit by storm this weekend (10-12 November), as the charity event takes on its inaugural 12-hour endurance race.

It’s the sixth running of the race and the fourth year in a row that the Welsh venue will play host to Mission Motorsport’s racing fundraiser.

Following a successful five editions of the one off race, Mission Motorsport have revamped the format, changing the race from a 1000 kilometre to a 12-hour encounter.

Honouring the services and sacrifices made by armed forces and their families, while also fundraising to help those who have been affected by military operations.

Anglesey will see a bumper grid this year too with the entry list rising to 48 teams and 157 drivers, with the likes of Nurburgring 24-hour driver Tom Onslow-Cole, ex-serviceman James Webley and Carfection’s Alex Goy all competing.

A unique event in itself, Race of Remembrance will suspend racing on Remembrance Sunday for a special 30-minute service, allowing those in attendance and competing to pay tribute.

The event runs over a three day weekend starting with, a six session practice will take place on Friday afternoon, before the first of two qualifying sessions take place on Friday evening. The second is set to take place on Saturday morning.

Both qualifying sessions will be spilt into four parts, with each driver given plenty of track time. Whilst all drivers must take part in the night qualifying session, only the fastest time from the day session will determine the grid.

Despite being a 12-hour endurance event, the new format will see the race last over 24-hours, although it will be split into three sections.

Lights out for the race is scheduled to start 15:00 on Saturday afternoon with the opening session running until 21:00, as the race is suspended overnight.

The race is then set to recommence at 09:00 on Sunday morning before the traditional Remembrance service. From there it is set to be a frenetic finish as the battle for supremacy intensifies, all the way to the chequered flag.

Last year saw Synchro Motorsport 2’s Honda Civic dominated the weekend, taking pole before going on to take a superlative victory, lapping the entire field.