Karting event to support Henry Surtees Foundation
22 September 2011 – MotorSport Vision, organiser of the Formula 2 Championship, has confirmed that all proceeds for an upcoming karting event will be donated to the Henry Surtees Foundation. The charity was established following the death of 1964 World Champion John Surtees’ son in an F2 race at Brands Hatch in July 2009.
The Henry Surtees Trophy – open to all competitors aged 16 or over from any motorsport discipline - will be staged at Buckmore Park, Kent on Thursday 20 October. The event is being overseen by John Surtees.
“Our event is there to give racers at varying levels of their development the chance to come together on similar karts at one of the most testing and exciting kart circuits in the country,” says Surtees, whose Formula 1 title was clinched with Ferrari.
The winner will go on to drive a 500-horsepower F2 car at the Bedford Autodrome. The event entry fee is £500, with all competitors needing to hold an MSA Competition Licence or be a member of Club 100.
For more information, visit the Buckmore Park website.