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Banbury, Oxofrdshire, UK - Friday 23 October, 2015

David Brabham Returns to Le Mans for Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation Track Day

120 petrol heads will join professional racing driver David Brabham at the Lions Club of Guernsey charity track day to raise funds for the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation.

The event will take place next week on the 27th of October 2015 at the famous Bugatti circuit in Le Mans. The circuit forms part of the race course known for the Le Mans 24 Hours motor race. Triple class winner and champion of this race in 2009, David Brabham, is excited to take part.

“The work that the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation does is important to my wife, Lisa, and I as both of our sons were premature. It’s a cause close to our hearts,”  explains David. “We received a great deal of support during a stressful time and we will always be grateful for that. It will be a real pleasure to help out a charity that offers this kind of support to others who experienced the same difficult situation as we did.”

The day will comprise of around 80 cars and 90 of the 120 attendees will be travelling from Guernsey. A wide range of cars will be driven throughout the day including brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche.

Stuart Butler of the Lions Club, who has been organising charity motoring events for a number of years, says: “Each year we try and support a different charity and we thought it would be a great idea to support this charity after Andy told us about their latest project. The majority of people going are from Guernsey but we also have some attendees from Jersey and the UK who are all bringing some amazing vehicles.”

75% of proceeds from the track day will go towards the purchase of a second residential property at Southampton Hospital for local families, with the remainder going to the Lions Club.

“This event is a fantastic opportunity to bring together two things that I am very passionate about,” adds Andy Priaulx, Triple World Champion and co-founder of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation. “I would personally like to thank David for stepping in as I’m unable to attend due to vehicle testing commitments in the US. It’s set to be an exhilarating day out for everyone involved!”

To find out more about the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation and to support the charity visit http://www.ppbf.org.gg/

 

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