race2recovery

A Race2Recovery Wildcat rally-raid vehicle in action (library image) [Picture: DPPI]

A group of severely injured soldiers who made history last year are back in South America, competing in their second Dakar rally.
 
The Race2Recovery team is made up of 16 injured soldiers, some of whom are amputees, and civilian volunteers, including drivers, co-drivers, support vehicle drivers and a crew of technical and mechanical experts.
 
Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/injured-soldiers-racing-to-recovery

Good luck to the Race 2 Recovery team who have met the media ahead of their departure for Peru in a bid to become the first disabled team to complete the Dakar rally.

The gruelling 9,000km challenge covers three countries over 15 days, taking drivers up to 4,800m at its highest altitude as they cross through Peru, Argentina and Chile. Only 40 per cent of teams that start the race are able to complete it.

Injured troops set for Dakar rally