FIA World Touring Car Cup’s #RaceToCare fundraising initiative is effectively on its means to achieving its €100,000 target after donations of €15,000 flooded in following the season-opening WTCR Flee of Belgium weekend.
Eurosport Events had planned to pool collectively cash raised at every of the six bustle weekends earlier than dividing the quantity on the terminate of the season between healthcare facilities of its deciding on in Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Spain, the international locations the attach the WTCR visits in 2020. But as François Ribeiro, the Head of Eurosport Events outlined, there isn’t at all times a time to lose.
“Healthcare facilities need as grand reduction as conceivable, the pandemic is procedure from over, so the sooner we are in a position to to find donations, the greater,” said Ribeiro.
“We asked the FIA’s Clinical Delegate for WTCR Flee of Belgium, Dr Christian Wahlen, to help us decide a healthcare facility which has been in particular uncovered by COVID-19 and done a mighty characteristic in supporting the local population in the case of Circuit Zolder in Belgium.
The UZ Leuven University Clinic has been working 24/7, seven days a week since January in the fight against COVID-19. They’re going to receive a donation of €15,000, and we can decide a local healthcare facility after every of the final occasions to help their motive.”
Ribeiro persevered: “It used to be considerable that we returned to racing with a obvious motive and the response from our drivers has been overwhelming. We are factual so proud that the WTCR household is giving something reduction into the local other folks the attach we bustle. I’m very grateful to the WTCR drivers who in a brief time agreed to to find on the help of our fundraising initiative utilizing their very own cash.”
What’s the WTCR’s #RaceToCare?
In toughen of the FIA’s #PurposeDriven movement to come to racing with a obvious motive, WTCR promoter Eurosport Events will donate €1 for every kilometre accomplished by every all-season driver in every qualifying session and bustle in 2020.
Drivers and other members of the WTCR community, plus stakeholders shall be equipped the chance to to find same donations with the aim of elevating €100,000 by the terminate of the season. To search out out extra about the FIA’s #PurposeDriven movement and the resolution to movement, click HERE.
The 2020 WTCR season continues on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife from September 24-26 when the fundraising push continues.