TG.com join a Britcar 24 pitcrew
We send our man to help out Mission Motorsport on a rather special mission...
Posted: 03 Oct 2012
We brave the rain and head down to the podium. We lean over the fencing as Jimmy crosses the line, fists raised, after 447 laps and 24 hours of racing. We've made it. 8th in class, and Jimmy wins driver of the day, too. Tony gives us a pat on the back. Good bloke.
On an emotional day for all involved, it's impossible to overestimate the impact Mission has had, and will have on the lives of injured service personal, and consequently British motorsport. Even though many of the lads only met each other for the very first time days before the race, the sense of companionship typical of service personnel shone through. Even Sunday's heavy rain did little to dampen their spirits. The future's bright with this one.
As for me, I'm tired and achy. But as Sue, Mission's charity co-ordinator puts it: ‘At least you weren't embedded with a unit on the Afghan front-line, being shot at..."