The London Rally for Heroes is starting to take shape, in the form of some super entries confirmed to date, with the promise of more to come. Chris Ingram has entered the event in his Renault Twingo, and the 2012 RSF MSA Driver of the Year is really looking forward to the event. The 18-year-old from Cheshire said: “Last year was a good year in rallying for me, both in the British Championship and in Europe, where we competed on a regular basis. I heard about the London Rally for Heroes at the BRC awards dinner and decided then, that whatever 2013 held for me, it was one event that we were definitely coming to. It’s for such a super cause, and with it being run by the same team as Rallye Sunseeker, I know it will be a brilliant event; can’t wait, really.”
On top of that, the good news for the London Rally is that Chris has put up for auction the chance to co-drive for him on eBay, with all the money raised going to the Help for Heroes Fund.
Gary Le Coadou and Paul Hollingham are also coming to the event in their Toyota Corolla WRC, and will add spectacle to what will be a good event. Gary and Paul are no strangers to rallying here in the South East and are regularly seen out and about on the events which take place in the South of England. Gary said: “To be honest, as soon as we heard about the event, it was certain we would be there. We are really looking forward to the Brooklands start.”
Another excellent addition to the event will be a pair of Francis Tuthill Porsche 911s, driven by regulars John Lloyd and Andrew Barnes. The Jardine Lloyd Thompson pair will be sure to delight spectators on the stages. John has been rallying for many years, and this year is due to contest the likes of Rally North Wales, Severn Valley and the Neath Valley Stages, to name a few.
Rally Director Rick Smith was naturally delighted with the news on the latest entries to the event and said: “It’s a real coup for the event to attract the likes of John and Andrew in the Porsches. When you look at the schedule that the JLT team has for this year, for our event to be added, is such great news.”
Smith went on to add: “John has rallied all over the world, and as soon as the chance came up, that it was possible he could do the London Rally, he immediately said Yes.” London Rally for Heroes caught up with John recently and asked him about the event; he told us: “What a super idea the event is, so close to London, using Brooklands Museum as Rally HQ, stages on the military roads and to top that all off, it’s raising money for a great cause, and one we all must support.”
Entries are still coming in to the event, and plans are well advanced for some excellent entertainment at Mercedes Benz World in Surrey, designed to bring fun and enjoyment to the whole family for the duration of the rally. Equally attractive will be the central service area at Rushmoor Arena on the Saturda,y designed to cater for all spectators and crews alike. On top of that, money is being raised on a regular basis for the charity, with recent confirmation that over £500 has been raised via Bmy Charity.Historic Rally, Rallying