A select group of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans of the British Armed Forces will compete in the 2018-19 British GT Championships as part of a new motor racing team in specially-designed Jaguar sports cars
Invictus Games Racing is a collaboration between James Holder, Co-Founder of the successful clothing brand Superdry, and the Invictus Games Foundation. Holder commissioned Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division to develop and build two bespoke F-TYPE SVR racing cars to GT4 specification for the Invictus Games Racing drivers to compete in. These vehicles have been in top secret development for over a year.
The Invictus Games Racing project is the vision of Superdry’s Holder, a motor racing fanatic who competed in the 2016 British GT Championship. During his debut season racing, he was inspired by watching the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando and had the idea to create Invictus Games Racing.
The team’s mission is to give WIS servicemen or women the opportunity to experience the adrenaline of competitive racing and inspire others to embrace the ethos of the Invictus Games of triumph over adversity. Thanks to these bespoke cars, the wounded drivers will compete equally with their able-bodied counterparts.
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John Edwards, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Special Operations, said:
Following Invictus Games in London in 2014, Orlando in 2016 and Toronto in 2017, the fourth Invictus Games will take place in Sydney between 20-27 October 2018. The motor racing arm of the movement aims to raise further awareness of the Invictus Games Foundation and marks a three-year commitment to this unique racing project.