The Morgan Motor Company continues the support of its charity partner Mission Motorsport, with entry into the 2021 Race of Remembrance. The 12-hour race, which breaks mid-way through for a remembrance service in the pit lane, is to be held at Anglesey circuit on 12-14 November.
Morgan has previously competed in the event, but this year will be donating one of its own Plus Four race cars for Mission Motorsport’s beneficiaries to drive. With its competent automatic transmission and the fitment of hand controls, it will allow paraplegic and amputee veterans to take the wheel. On top of this, Morgan customer John Richards has donated his own Morgan Clubsport to be driven by beneficiaries at the event.
The automatic Morgan Plus Four race car will be joined by the manual variant, to be driven by works drivers. Built in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering and the University’s racing team (UWR), the cars set out to validate the Plus Four’s performance and durability credentials. Mission Motorsport beneficiaries are working collaboratively with Morgan and UWR to provide trackside and workshop engineering support.
The partnership at Race of Remembrance follows Morgan’s recent recruitment of three service leavers through the charity.
James Cameron, CEO of Mission Motorsport said, “Having recently employed three Service Leavers, Morgan’s unwavering support for the wider Armed Forces community has been fantastic. The provision of these cars means more of our beneficiaries have the chance to drive a car that would normally be out of their reach, and an unrivalled opportunity to learn and interact with others qualified in the industry.”
Steve Morris, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Motor Company said, “Morgan continues to support the work of Mission Motorsport, a charity which reflects our values and beliefs. Only recently, and through Mission Motorsport, Morgan has employed three service leavers in the engineering and experience teams. Although not from a familiar civilian background, we believe these individuals possess skills ideally suited to work in the automotive sector. Through Race of Remembrance, we hope to offer a unique experience to beneficiaries that will bring lasting benefits.”