Milltek Sport Supports the Mission Motorsport Troops Track Day
The MM Troops' Track day - Edd China, Ralph Hosier, Top Gear’s Chris Harris, journalist Andrew Frankel and endurance racing's Marino Franchitti joined Milltek Sport and the MM team for the day to welcome over 300 beneficiaries who travelled the length and breadth of the country, the oldest of whom was 100 and the youngest just 19!
The beneficiaries of Mission Motorsport were treated to a damp but nonetheless eventful and well-attended track day at Silverstone over the weekend of February . Milltek were there in full effect with its latest demo VW Mk7.5 Golf R. Complete with 530hp, Haldex 4WD and a substantial power hike thanks to a hybrid TTE525 turbocharger, Milltek Sport’s Road+ exhaust system that’s ceramic coated, Wagner front mount intercooler and a smattering of Racingline induction goodies, this thing does literally go like the wind, as many a supercar discovered on the day.
In attendance to try and scare as many ex-servicemen and women as possible on the day was none other than Milltek Ambassador, Tom Onslow-Cole. Courtesy of some very entertaining sideways antics, Tom hammered the car around all day, pushing the Racingline Springs, uprated 4 pot front stoppers and the MRC Tuning engine and gearbox remap to the very limits.
Special thanks must go out to Nankang, for helping out with a set of AR-1 semi slick tyres for the day and Eibach for supplying a set of uprated anti-roll bars for the car. Tom was sufficiently impressed with the uber-dynamic setup of the vehicle. He reported back that many of the supercars on track were struggling to get away from Milltek’s very capable little hot hatch. In fact, the Golf looked extremely understated against the hypercars / supercars there but proved to be the perfect tool for the job and packed the most thrilling ride of the day with TOC at the helm.
It’s always a great pleasure for Milltek to be invited to these events and to deliver a positive impact for such a great cause. Long may the Mission Motorsport team continue to deliver such exciting and unique track events to help these amazing service personnel. With 80 amazing cars, over 31,500 track miles driven, a Raptor on track, one articulated HGV, a blindfold team driving challenge, MX-5 autotests, a reversing challenge... and #Raceretrainrecover trending number 1 in the UK for over four hours, it’s safe to say that the MM track day exceeded all expectations.
A fantastic line up of employers and LinkedIn giving expert free advice to help veterans market themselves on a modern job market. From an MM point of view the event was astounding. So many people to thank - the 60 amazing volunteers, the Occupational Therapy team who were so busy, and also charity partners such as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and Help For Heroes Official, and of course, Silverstone itself for hosting.
If there’s another one soon, you can certainly count Milltek Sport in!
Milltek Sport VW Golf Mk7.5 R tech spec: -
• Milltek Sport ceramic coated de-cat downpipe • Milltek Sport Road+ valved cat-back with carbon trims • TTE 525R hybrid turbo • Wagner intercooler • Racingline R600 intake • Racingline oil management system • MRC engine and gearbox remap • Eibach anti-roll bars • Racingline Springs • Racingline 4 piston monoblock front brake kit • OZ Racing Superleggera wheels • Nankang AR1 semi-slicks • BAK Performance carbon steering wheel