Motorbase Performance has pledged its support to Help for Heroes ahead of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship season finale at Brands Hatch.
Help for Heroes will be collecting donations at the Kent circuit and 60 soldiers from the Headley Court rehabilitation centre will be present for the race weekend, where they will be treated to a tour of the Motorbase garage.
Motorbase team boss David Bartrum and driver Steven Kane also pledged their support to the charity by posing for photos with some active soldiers on the start/finish straight at Brands Hatch last week.
Kane then treated the soldiers to several passenger laps of Brands' Indy circuit in a road-going BMW.
“The four guys in the photo with Steven helped save my pal's son when he was injured in a war zone,” Bartrum said. “He now works with Help for Heroes. There are around 60 recuperating soldiers coming along to Brands on Sunday and I hope we can give them a day out they will not forget.”
With both Kane and team-mate Rob Collard having scored a podium finish in the second half of the season, Bartrum added that he hoped to give the watching soldiers reason to cheer during the final race weekend of the season.
"I've lived within ten miles of Brands Hatch all my adult life and it's the reason I got involved in motor racing,” he said. “Brands Hatch is my home circuit, which is a bonus as Motorbase supporters turn out in big numbers and it inspires you to put on a performance for them.
"We started the season a little nervously because it was the beginning of a whole new project for us. We had two completely new cars and two new drivers. In the second half of the season that's exactly what happened and we've made steady progress in every respect. It will be good to go back to Brands Hatch feeling confident that we can be among the front runners and looking to score a win if it all goes to plan."