When Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix takes place during the weekend of August 4th and 5th, the best Danish race stars and the colleagues put on their drivers’ suits and offer the audience to buy passenger rides in order to raise money for charity.
Race for Charity has become a recurrent event at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix and an amazing opportunity for the audience to get up close and personal with the professional race drivers. For one hour, on both Saturday and Sunday, the visitors at Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix can purchase a thrilling ride on the racetrack and all funds collected at the event are donated in full to charity.
Ever since the first Race for Charity took place in 201, the total amount of funds donated to charity hits a staggering 3 million DKK. This year, the amount collected will be donated in full to the Children and Youth Program at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen Hospital.
4-fold Le Mans-winner Jan Magnussen is ambassador for Race for Charity, but the Danish race driver is in the US racing for Corvette Racing during the CHGP weekend. Luckily, Race for Charity is supported by a large number of famous race drivers, among others the 9-fold Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen, Formula 1-star Kevin Magnussen, Porsche factory driver Michael Christensen, Dennis Lind, John Nielsen and many more.
While Kevin Magnussen will be driving a Ferrari 458 GT2, Le Mans-winner Michael Christensen will be behind the wheel of a Porsche 991 GT3.2 and Tom Kristensen will take the drivers’ seat of an Audi R8 LMS. The rear-wheel driven Audi R8 LMS ultra weighs a mere 1.225 kg, and is equipped with a 5,2-liter V10-engine with up to 585 Hp, providing a top speed of 305 km/h.
Tickets to Race for Charity can be purchased during the race weekend in the paddock area R2. Ticket sales start on both Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9.00 a.m. from the Race for Charity ticket vans. Tickets are available in three different categories: Bronze at DKK 1.000,- Silver at DKK 1.500,- and Gold at DKK 2.500,- In the Gold category you will have the opportunity to choose your favourite driver – as long as stocks last.
Therefore, if your dream is to sit next to Tom Kristensen, Kevin Magnussen or one of the other Danish race stars, Race for Charity is a unique opportunity for you! But don’t wait too long, or your favourite driver will leave the pit with someone else…
See all Race for Charity cars here: http://www.chgp.dk/race-for-riget-2018/