Karting marathon for Heroes charity

The annual 24-hour karting marathon on behalf of the Help for Heroes charity will take place between 1pm on Saturday (27 Aug) and 1pm on Sunday(28 Aug).

Seventy five teams from all over the UK have already registered to take part and a memorial trophy will be awarded in the name of the three young men killed in the recent Birmingham riots - Haroon Jahan, Shazad Ali and Abdul Musavir.

Teesside Karting Principal Bob Pope said: “We have extended an invite to members of their family to attend - a family which has conducted itself with great dignity in the face of a terrible loss.

“We are also asking spectators to donate a minimum £1 for our charitable appeal on behalf of those brave soldiers who have bravely protected our national interests.”

The karting track is the world’s largest and the endurance racing will be of the highest standard.

There is car parking and refreshment facilities on site.

A more regular activity taking place at the karting arena is the popular ‘Kids Karting for a Fiver’ scheme.

It is available from 10am to 4pm most weekdays in the school break until early September for children aged between eight and 16.

For a fiver they will receive a briefing from the centre’s instructors, full kit and then at least five laps of track time.

Further sessions can be booked at a discount.

For further details including those few dates on which the sessions will be noon until 5pm or not available and to book a place call Teesside Karting on (01642) 231117. The track is based at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough.

For information on other activities at the circuit and its facilities log onto www.teessidekarting.co.uk