Jon-Allan Butterworth and Sir Chris Hoy join Race of Remembrance 2016

Mission Motorsports, the armed forces motorsport charity has announced today that Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and Paralympian Jon-Allan Butterworth will be racing Mission Motorsport’s Milltek Sport Volkswagen Golf at the Anglesey Circuit.

The endurance race now in its 3rd year will be held over the weekend of the 11th -13th November and cover 1000 km.

Butterworth was a Weapons Technician with the RAF in 2007 when he lost his arm after being injured during a rocket attack whilst serving in Basra, Iraq.  He later on got involved with cycling for Help the Heroes and was spotted by a Paralympics GB recruitment programme and joined the GB cycling team 2 years later.  He collected silver medals at London 2012 and gold at Rio 2016.

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Sir Chris Hoy at Silverstone in 2015                     Photo © Andy Fitzpatrick

Sir Chris Hoy , 6 time gold medal winner,  competed in the 2014 British GT Championship before moving to the European Le Mans Series in 2015 where he successfully raced in the LMP3 class with Team LNT.  He entered this years Le Mans in the LMP2 class with Algarve Pro Racing team where he and team mates  Andrea Pizzitol and  Michael Munemann finished in overall 17th place.

Mission Motorsports runs vocational courses enabling ex service men and women to retrain in various aspects of motorsports ranging from car maintenance to media. The Race of Remembrance is Mission Motorsports major event with 45 teams competing over the weekend.

Allison Remzi                                     Header Photo ©Andy Fitzpatrick