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Help for Heroes expands onto the race track

Help for Heroes expands onto the race track

Help for Heroes, one of the country's most high-profile and highly respected charities, will be a permanent feature on the Renault UK Clio Cup grid in 2015 as part of an exciting new motorsport initiative entitled #RacingforHeroes

Officially launched Monday 1st December, the programme is the brainchild of Stirling Motorsport Management's Peter Thorpe and has been created to raise awareness of and funds for Help for Heroes and the many wounded, sick and injured military veterans the charity supports.

At the same time, #RacingforHeroes will help to develop and nurture some of Britain's very best motor racing talent. In the case of the Renault UK Clio Cup, Tom Butler, of Allestree, Derby, will graduate into the championship from club-level feeder category the Michelin Clio Cup Race Series.

"I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to represent #RacingforHeroes", said the elated 20-year-old, "I can't wait to make my debut in the Renault UK Clio Cup and I'm very excited about the 2015 season, especially the chance to be part of such an original and rewarding partnership."

Butler will pilot a 1.6-litre turbo-charged Renault Clio under the #RacingforHeroes banner which will also have a presence in the headline Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship as well as the other BTCC support categories.

Notably, Josh Cook who came second in this year's Renault Clio Cup championship will graduate into the BTCC also racing under the #RacingforHeroes banner.

by: Becca Chaplin