posted 4 years ago

Land Rover Support Race2Recovery

Ready to be impressed? Land Rover is supporting a team of seriously injured military personnel as they prepare for the 2013 Dakar Rally.

Ready to be impressed? Land Rover is supporting a team of seriously injured military personnel as they prepare for the 2013 Dakar Rally. The thirty-one strong Race2Recovey Team includes Captain Tony Harris, who plans to drive despite having one leg amputated below the knee. His co-drivers will be Corporal Tom Neathway, a triple amputee, and Corporal Phillip Gillespie who lost part of his leg. The Team Manager is Warrant Officer Andrew Taylor who has spinal fusion, and Corporal Wayne Williams – who has paralysed vocal cords – is one of the mechanics. These men clearly have extraordinary strength of character to enter the Dakar Rally - one of the toughest motoring challenges on the planet.

Mark Cameron, Land Rover Brand Experience Director, revealed: “Race2Recovery truly exemplifies enduring human spirit and powerfully symbolises hope for all servicemen - and indeed civilians - recovering from disabilities caused by serious injury. We are proud to support the team’s efforts to complete this incredible feat and raise funds for the service charities that helped them in their own recovery and rehabilitation.”

Race2Recovery will take-on the Dakar Rally in Qt Wildcat rally raid vehicles. These share running gear and some external components with the Land Rover Defender. As such, the manufacturer will supply the team with engines, Discovery support vehicles, off-road driver training, a favourable parts/supply arrangement - plus PR, marketing and financial support. Race2Recovery clearly has the resources and commitment to succeed. Best of luck, folks.