Yesterday (June 21st, 2023), British Racing Motors (BRM) attended the Damon Hill Karting Festival at Daytona Sandown Park in support of the Halow Project, a charity that is close to Damon’s heart.
Although we didn’t form our own team, we nominated driver Will I’Anson, who joined the Sky Sports Digital Team for the exciting two and a half hour karting challenge.
The event boasted the presence of other significant drivers such as Perry McCarthy, Jonny Herbert, Damon, and his son Josh. Naturally, friendly competition was abundant, and “our team” managed to secure 13th place, completing 151 laps.
BRM’s involvement in the festival extended beyond racing. In the hospitality marquee where the interviews took place alongside an auction and raffle, we proudly showcased the iconic P48, once raced by Dan Gurney.
During the event, BRM and Porter Press presented a cheque for £350 to the Halow Project. The money was raised as a charitable donation through the sale of the book titled “Racing for Britain” (Graham Hill Edition), a captivating pictorial journey chronicling BRM’s early beginnings, through to the ReAwakening project, and the creation of the MK1 V16 Chassis IV. We hope that this contribution marks the beginning of a series of charitable donations.
The P48 holds immense historical significance. It features the same 2.5l 4-cylinder engine that Graham Hill used in period in the P25. Furthermore, this particular P48 is the sister car to Graham’s, adding to its prestige.