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Mission Motorsports

14th July 2016

Dual control MazdaMission Motorsports came to Croft this week with the aim of assisting in the rehabilitation of injured soldiers through motorsport. We were asked if we could help man the Autotest section of the day. Consequently Mick Starkey, Tony Curran, Keith Liddle and Terry Wright attended the track thinking it could be a 'long day'. How wrong could they be! The car was a Mazda MX5 but with the pedals in the normal position and the steering wheel in front of the passenger. This was going to need teamwork if the crews were going to get round the simple but tight auto test course. The crews, however, were all injured soldiers, some with very obvious wounds and others with the not so visible results trauma. Without exception they all had a fantastic attitude. At first you could see the trepidation in their eyes but this soon turned to a real spark of pleasure as they each sought to be the other's time. OMG they are competitive. We all came away from the day having felt honoured and humbled. What a fantastic bunch of people. The half day that each group did was split in to three sections, the Autotest, track time in a Mini Cooper, Porsche or Roy Johnson's race Rover 216 and a powerpoint presentation about Mission Motorsports. More photos in the General Pictures section