BTCC: Vauxhall gets into gear for Sport Relief at Croft

Vauxhall challenges BTCC fans to "Get Active, Raise Money, Do Good" in aid of Sport Relief. Vauxhall is challenging British Touring Car Championship fans attending this Sunday's BTCC races at Croft, N. Yorkshire, to part with their well-earned...

Vauxhall challenges BTCC fans to "Get Active, Raise Money, Do Good" in aid of Sport Relief.

Vauxhall is challenging British Touring Car Championship fans attending this Sunday's BTCC races at Croft, N. Yorkshire, to part with their well-earned cash - all in aid of Sport Relief. Fans can either take up the Vauxhall Touring Car Simulator Challenge, which will run all day on Sunday from the Vauxhall Show Stand, or bid for a number of Vauxhall goodies at 11am that morning in a Charity Auction.

So, anyone who fancies bidding for the ride of their life with York's touring car star, James Thompson, in Vauxhall's 2-seater BTCC race car, or sees themselves as the proud owner of an autographed race suit belonging to French BTCC ace, Yvan Muller, should get themselves to the Vauxhall driver stand during the official pitlane walkabout. A number of other items will also be up for auction and bidders for the 2-seater ride should be at least 16 years of age and able to return to Croft circuit on Wednesday 17 July to claim their ride.

Pitlane gates open at 10.30am and restricted entry to ensure spectator safety is on a first come, first served basis. The auction will start at approximately 11am and all items will have a reserve price so don't be stingy and come prepared!

But if you reckon you're a computer game hotshot or just fancy a go at the Vauxhall Simulator Challenge, get yourselves over to Vauxhall's show stand anytime on Sunday. For a contribution of just £1, spectators can try their hand at beating the time set by one of Vauxhall's touring car stars. Anyone who betters the time will have their name placed in a hat from which the winner of a pair of VIP tickets to the final round of the championship at Donington Park on 22 September will be drawn. But be warned, the drivers have been practising and they're pretty good!

Vauxhall's activities this Sunday are just two of hundreds of fundraising events expected to take place up and down the country over the coming weekend in aid of Sport Relief. An initiative of Comic Relief, the campaign is bringing together sports stars and personalities from all disciplines in order to raise as much as they can for children and young people in need of urgent help, both in the United Kingdom and overseas.

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