The 2018 Rally For Heroes

Driver 1 - Caroline Hobbs

Founder of The Sisterhood Of Speed and lifelong lover of all things petrol and speed. Born in to Motorsport, Caroline spent her childhood in F1 and Sportscar Racing. She went on to form an extremely successful career running the International Supersports Cup organising eight events globally per year. Having secured many multi year sponsorship deals as Commercial Director of the Silverstone Classic over a nine year period, she is now focusing on developing The Sisterhood Of Speed and enjoying driving and riding once more.

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Driver 2 - Lorina McLaughlin

Lorina currently drives the ex Michael Schumacher, 1992 Benetton B192 Formula 1 car having previous owned the James Hunt Marlboro McLaren M23.  She is the organiser of 'The Force' F1 Legends which runs high speed F1 demonstrations at prestige events globally.  She has raced since the 1970's enjoying huge success throughout her racing career in Formula Ford, Formula Libre and more.  She is also one of the few female members of the BRDC and is Vice Chairwoman to the BWRDC.

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The Mission

50 cars, driving 5 miles for every fallen serviceman since the start of the Afghan conflict covering 10 Countries in 10 Days with an aim to raise £100,000 for SSAFA.  Every penny raised goes to SSAFA, with each driver covering their own entry fee and expenses personally.  Launch at Horse Guards Parade on 2 August the cars will be in convoy down the Mall which shall be closed for the event, past Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, before setting off to Dover. This journey will take 130 people from the UK through France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Austria, Germany and Luxembourg.

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The Car

The Sisterhood Of Speed will review the BMW M2 throughout the ten day rally.  The BMW M2 is powered by the 3.0-liter TwinPower 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. According to the official specs, the M2'e engine delivers 272 kW / 370 hp at 6500 rpm and 465 Nm /343 lb-ft of torque between 1400 and 5560 rpm. The BMW M2 comes equipped with a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox with Drivelogic. In terms of performance, the BMW M2 is able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds (4.3 seconds for the DCT). The manual version of the M2 is limited to a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), but the DCT M2 is able to reach 270 km/h.

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