Drivers raise £30k for NHS

Monday 20 April 2020

A group of 49 British Racing Drivers have raised over £32,000 for the National Health Service by running a half marathon distance (21.1Km) in their local areas.

The drivers swapped their race suits for running shoes and set off for their individual runs at 10:00 on Saturday 18 April. Among the leading names taking part were, including multiple World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx, multiple British GT Champion Jonny Adam, Indycar and former F1 driver Max Chilton, former British GT Champion Seb Morris, and BTCC star Josh Cook. The group were also joined by ‘honorary drivers’ Olympic sprinter Iwan Thomas MBE, and Sporting Director for Aston Martin Racing, Jonathan Wheatley.

The Motorsport UK Academy was well represented with Performance Coach Andy Meyrick, and Team UK members Jamie Chadwick, Daniel Harper, Callum Ilott, Kiern Jewiss, and multiple Academy Squad members all taking part.

Formula E star Sam Bird set up the fundraising initiative: “Please help and donate anything you can afford towards our amazing National Health Service, we are all in this together and we will beat this together!”

The group are still accepting donations for the NHS Charities Together Fund. Click here to donate.