Race2Recovery is proud to announce that British Army veterans Captain Charles Sincock, Irish Guards and Corporal Phillip “Barney” Gillespie, Royal Irish, will represent the team in the Professional class in Morocco’s Tuareg Rallye in March of this year.
The teams most successful and experienced Co-Driver/Navigator, Barney Gillespie will once again battle the dunes for the offroad racing & adventure team for people with life changing injuries. Alongside him will be Driver Charles Sincock, who not only co-drove the teams T4 truck in Dakar 2013, but also plays a hugely important role within the team, albeit often behind the scenes.
Barney made history in 2013 by becoming the first amputee to race and complete the world’s toughest race, the notoriously dangerous and arduous Dakar Rally, alongside Driver Major Matt O’Hare, just 2 years almost to the day since losing his right leg below the knee to an I.E.D whilst on his 3rd tour of duty in Afghanistan, in January 2011.
A born adventurer, the Ballymena man has since entered a second Dakar, raced in WRC RallyGB, climbed the five highest peaks of the U.K & Ireland in just 5 consecutive days and will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in July of this year, raising money for the charity that supported him after his own injury, The Army Benevolent Fund (A.B.F)
Barney exemplifies the team motto “Beyond Injury, Achieving the Extraordinary “
This will be the second time the ex military pairing have teamed up in a Mitsubishi Pajero Evo Turbo Diesel 4WD after completing Baja Aragon together in 2015.
The week long Tuareg Rallye runs from March 5th to 12th and is sure to stir up huge support from the teams loyal followers from around the world.
More information about the Tuareg Rallye on http://www.tuareg-rallye.com