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Mission Motorsport & Anglesey Circuit present:
Race of Remembrance 2015

Race of Remembrance

#RoR15 #RoRRock #SupercarSaturday

 12 November 2015

 

Did someone mention weather?..

With winds hitting 74mph at RAF Valley in the next bay, it's fair to say that competitors and Marshals alike fought hard all weekend!

But having to red flag the 296-lap, 1000km Race of Remembrance an hour early didn't dampen spirits and - judging from the emails praising the event's second running - we got something right.

The weekend kicked off with #SupercarSaturday, with an ecclectic mix of both road, race and drift cars attending to allow members of the public experience laps at pace. WIth the weather continuing to throw challenges at us - this time in the form of short but sharp showers - even the beautiful Gulf-leveried GT-40 had a 'moment' at the last corner!

As the weather cleared into a clear dusk sky the 1000km race started and it wasn't long before the action hotted up with the No55 car - the brand new Mazda Mk4 MX-5 also succumbing to the last corner, swapping ends before meeting the pit-wall.

As the racing continued trackside, our giant 80-metre hospitality was in full-swing with a great line-up of bands entertaining the 1000+ strong audience. At ten-to-seven the fireworks marked the end to the night racing.

On cue, the weather returned early on Sunday morning with squally conditions giving way to gale force winds and driving horizontal rain.

As well as the ten Mission Motorsport beneficiaries embedded into teams along the pit-lane, we welcomed a healthy mix of BRITCAR, GT & BTCC royalty (Jade Edwards, Jack Goff, Calum Lockie, Adam Morgan, Paul O'Neill, Tom Onslow-Cole, Dan Welch), even tying in family members with Lucy Welch organising a huge raffle and Paul Onslow-Cole providing the spectacular fireworks!

With the conditions continuing to batter the cars, the race was littered with incidents and the Safety Car completed almost one quarter of the race laps!

With the amassed field of cars - from Club-level MX-5s through to three 'works' teams from Mazda, Honda and Toyota - continuing to swap both the overall race & individual Trophy leads right to the last lap with some Trophies won with less than a lap in hand. In testament to the field of entries, the Heroes Trophy winners were campaigning a 20-year old MX-5!

Trophy Winners:


1600cc: The Somme Cup: Team GAAS (Mazda Mk1 MX-5)
1800cc: The Normandy Cup: Team Twp Racing / Glyndwr Racing (Mazda Mk1 MX-5)
2000cc: The Goose Green Cup: Tom Collins Racing (Mazda Mk3 MX-5)
Invitational A: The Umm Qasr Cup: Datum Motorsport (Prod Elise)
Invitational B: The Musa Qula Cup: Track Club North (V6 Exige)

7-Type: The Caterham Cup: BG Racing (Caterham 7)
The Lotus Trophy: Track Club North (V6 Exige)

The HEROES TROPHY: Symphony Racing/Ben Short Motorsport (Mazda Mk1 MX-5)

Enough from us, we'll leave you with some of the comments that you've given us. See you next year...

Being around motorsport for over 30 years now I truly have to say this was unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Be proud that you've achieved something amazing. Everyone is talking about it and for all the right reasons.

A truly great weekend and I will be back again next year.  Thank you for all the work you and the team put into organising the event. 

I think I’m correct in saying that none of us knew what to expect, but given that, what Mission Motorsport and their crew put on was absolutely outstanding and truly memorable.
Editors Notes:
 
RACE IMAGES COPYRIGHT: Rachel Bourne, Jonathan Elsey, Nick Elvery


Further information please visit: www.raceofremembrance.com 
 

For race entry, visit: http://www.750mc.co.uk/formulae/Race-of-Remembrance

Contact Jon Earp at: ror@missionmotorsport.org

Contact Anglesey Circuit: andrew.hughes@angleseycircuit.com

For more information on Mission Motorsport, visit www.missionmotorsport.org 
 

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