The Race2Recovery team who recently completed the world hardest off road race, the 5,600 mile Dakar Rally are competing at the London Rally for Heroes on Saturday 20 April. The rally will be held in West London, in the military areas around Aldershot and will finish at the famous Brookland Circuit. Race2Recovery are a team of wounded service personnel and veterans who have been raising money for Help for Heroes for their run Tedworth House Personnel Recovery Centre as well as focusing on their own recovery and inspiring others through motorsport.
The team includes Help for Heroes Band of Brother, Tony Harris, 31, a former Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Captain who lost a leg as the result of a blast in Afghanistan in 2009. He said, "We are incredibly proud to be entering this fantastic race supporting Help for Heroes who have done so much for all of us and we are thrilled that Castrol Edge are our lead sponsor allowing us to compete in their Fiesta R2 rally car with support from Bosch, MIS Motorsport and Exceed Motorsport". He added, "To enjoy the thrills and challenges of motorsport after such life changing injuries has allowed the whole team to focus on the positive aspects of life and has given us a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the incredible work done by Help for Heroes with the support of the fantastic British public". Riding alongside Harris is his co-driver and rally raid legend Quin Evans, 38, who has raced over 350,000km in the world's hardest competitions, including a 4th place finish on the Dakar Rally.
The Castrol Edge Fiesta will be sporting new colours for the race and with the support of Bosch and MIS Motorsport the team are confident of a good finish. Team Manager, Andrew Taylor who was blown up by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, 2008 said, "We really hope that everyone who sees us race will see just how much Help for Heroes have helped us during our recovery and we hope that the fans will be encouraged to support the recovery and rehabilitation of our other veterans by donating to Help for Heroes, it really does make a difference."
To support the team and make a donation please go to www.race2recovery.com