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5 December 2013

Help us raise money for Northampton General Hospital

To celebrate 2013 being one of the most successful years ever for Northampton sport, and to help raise funds for the Northampton General Hospital, players from the county’s three major sports teams – the Cobblers, Saints & Steelbacks – are swapping balls, bats, pads and gloves for the hot seat of single seater race cars at the county’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of British motor sport, Silverstone. 

Five players from each club will take part in teams tackling a series of driving challenges around Silverstone’s Stowe Circuit. What’s more, some professional instructors will be on hand to offer the players expert tips and advice as they embarked on their four-wheeled challenge.

To help raise money for Northampton General’s Chemotherapy Department, the teams and Silverstone will auction off five places, to make up a team to take on the County’s sporting finest in two of the circuit’s most popular and adrenaline-filled cars. 

• The Formula Silverstone Single-Seater - bespoke, race-prepared single-seaters, expertly engineered to provide a genuine racing experience. Producing 140bhp and capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in under five seconds – it’s time to get your race face on!
• The Caterham 7 - perhaps the ultimate performance driver training vehicle: small, light and with controls that give the driver perfect feedback – you’ll love it!

Both experiences are purposely designed for members of the public, so no previous racing or circuit driving experience is required. It’s all about maximum fun at maximum revs.

To bid for your chance to not only meet your Northampton sporting heroes, but receive expert advice from professional drivers before going head-to-head with them on the race track – oh…and help raise lots of money for a worthy cause - please visit

Bidding for a place on the charity team is now open. The auction will run for three days, closing at 17:00hrs on Sunday 8 December. Participants must be aged 18 or over, hold a full UK driving licence and be able to get themselves to Silverstone on Wednesday 11 December. 

Full details of driver requirements available here: Silverstone Single Seater Experience 

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