Support Our Paras Racing and premium car manufacturer, Infiniti, united in 2014 to form a team — to be known as ‘Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing’ — that was entered into the 2015 season’s Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.
The aim of the team was to specifically help raise awareness and funds for Support Our Paras, the official charity of The Parachute Regiment, one of the most iconic Regiments in the British Army.
The team, overseen by Team Principal Derek Palmer, consisted of a number of injured Paratroopers who worked on the cars to prepare them not only for race weekends, but also maintain their maximum efficiency throughout the hectic schedule of a BTCC season.
The team — which is also worked closely with Glasgow digital agency, Equator — had also set itself the ultimate long-term goal of developing, training and ensuring an injured Paratrooper graduates through the racing ranks to pilot an Infiniti Support Our Paras Racing car in the future.
In 2016, however, Support Our Paras Racing withdrew from BTCC.
From the Press Release
Support Our Paras Racing, which made such a positive impact in its first season in the British Touring Car Championship last year, will not contest the 2016 series. The decision, made by team principal Derek Palmer Snr, was taken after the targeted budget required to allow the team to move forward was not met.
"Naturally it's a huge disappointment to the team, and the injured guys from the Parachute Regiment who prepared the race car," Palmer Snr said.
"We appreciate these are tough times financially for companies across the country, but that doesn't make our disappointment any less. Naturally I would like to thank our principal sponsor of last year, TENA Men, for all their support. We will now focus on returning to motorsport in a different series."
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