Wednesday 1st November, 2017

BBC Children In Need 2017

The main event is Friday 17th & Saturday 18th November 2017. TRC will be providing the whole venue for two days. With a massively subsidised price of just £300 per team, you will see why this event has always been a sellout. The event has raised around £55,000 over it’s previous years and with your help we hope to keep the momentum going this year. As ever, we expect places to be taken quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.

Those who have been involved before, will know that this is a phenomenal event. With the upgraded projectors to see us through the darkness, this is going to be another awesome event! See the schedule below to understand how this is run as a full-on 24 hour race event, with every step included along the way. Optional pre-event practice sessions, final practice on the day, qualifying, team briefings, race controlled adjudication throughout, and the whole experience of driving through the day-time, into the darkness with headlights and back into the morning sunshine. It’s got to be experienced to be believed!

Teams are required to set up their own just giving page, with an expectation of each team raising £500 or more. We show these here (see tab above) to help you promote them and for maximum transparency.

The entire cost of the actual event is covered directly by The Race Centre and the participating teams. So, all donations go 100% to Children in Need.

Team Practice Sessions

Optional Open Practice evenings available to all teams. You will need to book for these. Available at just £6 per pod, per hour (or part of), for teams who created and shared their charity fund raising pages. Otherwise £24 per hour.

Practice 1: Tuesday 24th October 2017, 18.00 – 22.00

Practice 2: Wednesday 1st November 2017, 18.00 – 22.00

Practice 3: Thursday 9th November 2017, 18.00 – 22.00

The car and track combination as ever will be revealed at the first Open Practice session.

Main Race Event Time Table:

Friday 17th November 2017

  • 09.30 Venue Doors Open
  • 10.00 Pit Lane Open for final practice
  • 11:00 Qualifying 30 mins
  • 11.30 Track Closed
  • 12.00 Final Team and Driver Briefing
  • 12.45 Drivers in Cars – Ready for formation lap
  • 12.49 Formation Lap Behind Safety Car
  • 13.00 Race

Saturday 18th November 2017

  • 11.00 Charity Auction
  • 13.00 Race End
  • 13.30 Event Close
 See “Event Standings” for all session & telemetry data from these sessions.
Comments from previous years: 
“The event has taken a firm place in our annual social calendar” … Marussia Virgin Racing Team

“Saw it on the web, booked it, loved it. Will be back next year” … The Wacky Racers

“Another great race” … Highway 2 Hell

“It’s awesome. We loved it (again)” … NMB Racing

“Our first 24 hour race. Brilliant. Loved it. Will be back with a better team next year!” … The Mighty Minions.

“I’m selling my x-box” … Ian Alexander of Our Nige after an incredibly immersive two hour stint at 3am

All inquiries via the Southampton Venue on 023 8026 9927.