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Land Rover pledges continued support for Race2Recovery

Wed, 20 Nov 2013

LAND ROVER has confirmed it will continue to sponsor the Race2Rocovery team of injured British servicemen who are tackling the 2014 Dakar Rally.

The Race2Recovery team is the only disabled rally outfit in the world and will compete using Land Rover-based Wildcat race machines.

Land Rover is providing the team with parts, logistics, vehicle and financial support throughout their 2014 campaign. This year’s race will traverse three countries, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile and will be crossing the gruelling terrain of the Atacama desert and the Andes mountain range.

2014 will see Race2Recovery run a Land Rover-backed entry into the recently-announced Defender Challenge by Bowler providing the team with a training platform to bring new recruits up to a competition standard and prepare them for the rigours of the Dakar challenge.

Land Rover Global Brand Experience Director, Mark Cameron said: ‘We are delighted to continue our support and association with Race2Recovery. What the team achieved earlier this year was truly remarkable, and perfectly embodies Land Rover’s core values of going above and beyond.

‘We are also pleased to be supporting with a Race2Recovery entry into the Defender Challenge in 2014. The Challenge provides the perfect platform for the team to train new recruits in a competitive environment and build their training and expertise ready for the Dakar.’

Tony Harris, Founder of Race2Recovery, commented: ‘I am absolutely thrilled with Land Rover’s continued support enabling us to compete in next year’s Dakar. We learnt an awful lot from this year’s race and we will use that learning to continue providing a platform for ex-servicemen to achieve the extraordinary following injury.’

By Press Association reporters