2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment
Racing in Car 22
South African-born Basil Rawlinson joined the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment in 2009, before serving on an operational tour of Afghanistan between 2010-2011. A keen sportsman, he boxed for his regiment until the end of 2012.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and several degenerative discs in his back saw him placed on medical leave before being fully discharged in August 2014. Basil’s treatment for both conditions continues today.
On his return to civilian life, Basil combined his artistic streak with his entrepreneurial spirit to set up a crash helmet spraying business. He ran this successfully before securing a role in furniture painting.
In 2014 his confidence was boosted after he was selected to be an Ambassador for the inaugural Invictus Games. Following mentoring from Mission Motorsport, the forces’ motorsport charity, Basil accepted a cost engineering role at Jaguar Land Rover in July 2017.
Early in August last year, Basil successfully completed a fast track programme to attain his International C Race licence.
Basil is candid in that his journey so far has been tough at times but ultimately very rewarding. He is looking for even better memories as part of the new Invictus Games Racing team. As part of the new outfit, Basil will drive for the second half of the new season with professional driver Jason Wolfe.
Stage 2 Races:
Basil has been selected and trained for the 2018 British GT season by Mission Motorsport who will be closely following his progress and supporting him throughout the season.
Races held at Britain’s' most iconic race circuits and
one round held at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium.
Oulton Park - March 31st - April 2nd
Rockingham - April 28th - 29th
Snetterton - May 26th - 27th
Silverstone - June 9th - 10th
Spa Belgium - July 21st - 22nd
Brands Hatch - August 4th - 5th
Donington Park - September 22nd - 23rd
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