Tuesday 26th June sees the return of popular insurance industry motor sports event Insurance Endurance. The six-hour endurance kart race is set to take place at the PFI Racetrack in Grantham, the UK’s largest outdoor karting circuit, where racing legends such as Lewis Hamilton have raced in the past.
Open to any companies or individuals working in or around the UK insurance market, the event will see teams of between four and eight drivers, representing some of the industry’s leading players, competing in Sodi GT5 karts, whose 390cc engines are comfortably capable of 60mph. The impressive 1,382 metre track features long straights, twisting turns and even an elevated section and underpass.
The day will get off to a roaring start at 8.30am with team registration and bacon sandwiches, followed by team briefings. The chequered flag will be waved at 4.30pm, followed by a podium awards presentation ceremony, complete with trophies and champagne.
Alongside the main event, individual drivers will have a chance to compete in the Pit Stop Challenge, in which teams will work together to change the tyres of a Formula 1 car in the quickest time possible.
The 2017 event saw over 80 drivers from all across the insurance sector tackle the challenging race track. Michael Symons, founder and chairman of LAMP Group (last year’s winners) said: “I hadn’t raced on the circuit before but it’s not difficult to learn, it’s very well organised and it’s a great day out!”
As well as offering a networking opportunity, the event will also raise funds for The Insurance Charities, who help support insurance employees and their dependants in the UK and Ireland, offering over £1.2 million of help to insurance people in need last year alone. Emma Bangar commented: “We’re delighted to be chosen as the nominated charity for this event. We welcome the opportunity to meet people working in insurance face-to-face and to tell them about The Insurance Charities and how we are able to help and support those working in this industry.”
The last few team places are filling up quickly. Anyone wishing to enter a team can register online. There are also some sponsorship opportunities available.
The cost per team is £1,350, which includes kart hire, racing suits, helmets as well as breakfast lunch and snacks. Those who just want to come along, spectate and do some networking can purchase individual day tickets for £50.
For further information visit http://www.insuranceendurance.co.uk