Injured troops will take on BTCC champion Andrew Jordan at smart repairer Revive's annual karting championship.
A team of serving and ex serving injured troops from KartForce will be pitting their driving skills against Revive sponsored British Touring Car Championship 2013 champion Andrew Jordan.
The KartForce drivers were all wounded during their service but that hasn’t stopped them jumping back into the saddle and the adrenaline filled world of motorsport.
As there’s a significant proportion of ex-military personnel now working at Revive, KartForce seemed the ideal choice to be this year’s nominated charity for the annual karting day, which takes place on Thursday September 17 at the TeamSport indoor karting track in Birmingham.
Revive has been sponsoring top BTCC driver Andrew Jordan for the past four years and the karting event gives the company’s technicians the chance to meet Jordan and race against him.
Managing director Mark Llewellyn said: “One of our head-office team saw a documentary on the television about KartForce and was blown away by the inspirational attitude of both the charity and the men who have rebuilt their lives through taking part in competitive karting.
"Here at Revive we have built our business on striving for excellence and meeting tough challenges and the work KartForce does underlines how determination and self-belief can turn round lives.
"We’re excited about the day and we won’t go down without a fight. Even Andrew is worried – he knows how competitive those KartForce lads are.”
KartForce was set-up by Dave Player, an Ex-Royal Engineer and wheelchair user from a spinal injury. KartForce had to design a new set of hand control that give the drivers full performance from the karts allowing them to race on a level playing field in mainstream races.
Player said: “The lads are really looking forward to this race. They love taking on top drivers like Andrew Jordan, so it’s going to be interesting. They take no prisoners!”