Eurosport Events, the promoter of the FIA World Touring Car Cup, has launched a new, €1 per kilometre fundraising initiative to race money for local healthcare professionals in each WTCR host country.
The promoter will donate €1 for every kilometre covered in qualifying sessions and races by all full-season WTCR drivers.
Dubbed #RacetoCare, the campaign is in support of the FIA’s #PurposeDriven movement to return to racing with a clear purpose.
The promoter is encouraging drivers, stakeholders and other members of the WTCR community to make similar donations, setting a target of €100,000 by the end of the season in less than three months’ time.
Eurosport Events will then split the total amount raised as part of the global fight against COVID-19, between one healthcare facility of its choice in each of the countries raced in: Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and spain.
“Eurosport Events and the WTCR family had a firm wish that when it was safe and right to return to racing, we would do so with a clear purpose to do something for the healthcare professionals that have gone to enormous lengths to help people during these extremely tough pandemic times,” said Head of Eurosport Events François Ribeiro.
“We felt we could just not go back racing without doing something for those who have been very dedicated to fight COVID-19, and without whom there would be no international racing events.
“We will donate €1 for every kilometre completed by every all-season driver in every qualifying session and race in 2020.
“We are calling on the drivers and other members of the WTCR community and stakeholders to consider making their own similar donations with the goal of raising €100,000 by the end of the season.”