Centurion Racing is planning to help raise awareness of the charity 'Help for Heroes' and the dedicated work of the medical staff of Headley Court during the British Superbikes Championship at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday 27 September.
The Supersport team is organising a fantastic day out for service personnel undergoing medical rehabilitation at Headley Court following injuries sustained while on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Hydrex Honda has generously offered to support the initiative by providing free hospitality throughout the day for the visitors and their medical staff. Silverstone Circuits Ltd has kindly donated The Brooklands Suite as a viewing area for the day's racing activities.
Arai Helmets has donated two of its Chaser helmets, with stunning Help for Heroes artwork beautifully recreated by specialist race helmet design artist Richard Stevens of RichArt Concepts. These unique helmets will be worn during the British Supersport race by Centurion Racing's riders Dan Cooper (#20) and BJ Toal (#36), signed by Superbike and Supersport riders, and auctioned to raise money for the Charity. The money raised will go towards the rehabilitation work of Headley Court.
The Silverstone visitors will each receive a specially designed, commemorative team race shirt from Centurion Racing. Two race shirts will also be signed and auctioned alongside the helmets for the charity.
Centurion Racing's Co-Owner, Paul Rees said: "As a former Royal Marine Commando with 21 years service, I understand the sacrifices that service personnel regularly make in the line of duty.
"For some of us this has resulted in life changing injuries. The work undertaken by Help for Heroes, and the specialist care provided by the medical staff of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, is so vitally important. Days out like this are an essential part of rehabilitation, and it is such a privilege to be able to show our support in this way.
I'm very grateful to Shaun Muir and Hydrex Honda for their generosity, and would like to thank everyone who has donated either their time, their products, their skills or their support to make this day a success for these inspirational people. The signed race helmets are stunning and unique, and each will be slightly different so should prove to be rare and desirable collectors' items."
Centurion's other team co-owner Gary Stubbington said: "This should be a great day our for them, we hope they enjoy the racing over the weekend."
Hydrex Honda's Race Manager Shaun Muir said: "We are delighted to support our servicemen and women, whatever we do cannot repay them for their work commitment. We hope we can give them a day to remember."
Both teams are inviting riders to show their support by signing the helmets and shirts during the day between races and to come and meet the visitors for autographs/photos.