Tuesday | 05 May 2015

WRC stars join Wings for Life run

Several WRC stars swapped horsepower for footpower last weekend when they competed in Red Bull’s fundraising Wings for Life World Run.

World champion Sébastien Ogier, Volkswagen Motorsport team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala, M-Sport’s Elfyn Evans and Hyundai Motorsport’s driver and co-driver partnership Thierry Neuville and Nicolas Gilsoul took to the roads around Europe.

More than 101,000 people in 33 countries took part in the race, with entrants running as far as they could before being overhauled by a ‘catcher car’.

Latvala and Ogier joined the 3200 runners in Munich, with the Finn finishing 377th after reaching 26.61km before he was caught.

Evans took part in the British run at Silverstone race circuit and was 122nd of the 1200 starters. The Welshman completed 25.66km.

Belgians Neuville and Gilsoul ran in Ypres. Gilsoul notched up 20.60km and finished 898th of almost 3500 starters.

The race raised 4.2 million euros for Wings for Life, a non-profit foundation which finances research into the treatment of spinal cord injury.

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