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Race2Recovery: Beyond injury, achieving the extraordinary [Hardcover]

Richard Hammond , Stephanie Temple
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14 Mar 2013
Foreword by Richard Hammond Published in support of Help for Heroes, this book tells the incredible story of how a group of injured and disabled British service personnel were inspired to compete in the world s toughest motorsport event the 5,500-mile Dakar Rally Raid in South America and at the same time raise money for the charity that assisted them during their recovery and rehabilitation. The Race2Recovery team s stories of struggle and sacrifice are mixed with amazing action photographs in this superb all-colour book. The publisher is donating £2 for every copy sold to Help for Heroes and the Race2Recovery Foundation in order aid the flagship Personnel Recovery and Assessment Centre at Tedworth House in Wiltshire. List of contents How Race2Recovery was founded as a fledgling racing team of wounded soldiers who decided to take up the challenge of cross-country motorsport. The team: drivers, co-drivers and support personnel, with the focus on injured and disabled personnel including the first amputee driver to compete in international rally raids, Captain Tony Harris of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and triple amputee Tom Neathway of the Parachute Regiment. The vehicles: the team is entering four QT Wildcats, the British-made car of choice for reliability and performance over the toughest terrain. Training and preparation: driver training, vehicle adaptation, medical and first aid, mobility in adverse conditions, bivouac rehearsals, nutrition, personal fitness, accidents and fire. The support network: behind-the-scenes personnel and Land Rover support vehicles on events; fundraising endeavours; family, wives and girlfriends. The build-up events: British Cross-Country Championship events; international practice on the Tuareg Rallye; training in Morocco. The Dakar Rally Raid, 5 20 January 2013: 5,500 miles in two weeks through the most arduous terrain in Peru, Argentina and Chile. Published in association with FireStep Publishing.

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (14 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857333801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857333803
  • Product Dimensions: 27 x 21.4 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Stephanie Temple is a freelance journalist and writer who has followed Race2Recovery since its inception, inspired by the cause and determination of these veterans. A keen sportswoman, she is never one to be found sitting on the sofa with her feet up. Until her involvement with Race2Recovery, she had never set foot in any type of racing car but now understands, more than most, the passion of a petrolhead and is thrilled to be involved with the team.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Race to Recovery 13 Jun 2013
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A passion for cars or racing is not needed as a reason to buy this book. It isn't really about that. As an account of the triumph of human will over adversity this book is top drawer. It is an inspirational guide book for anyone who ever thinks life is too hard or grinding them down. What this team achieved is phenomenal, succeeding where 'able bodied' teams failed, without winning they emerged victorious by virtue of achieving what others thought impossible.
Concise text, great photo's and a donation to a very worthy charity. Just buy a copy, go on you know you want to. While you are at it buy a copy or two for your friends as well.
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A good documentation of the Dakar Rally success of the team of injured British and American veterans who have taken on the enormous challenge, first of qualifying, then competing in the gruelling Dakar Rally through South America.....Inspirational story!!!
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