Just Better Care is proud to announce their sponsorship of this year’s Wheelchair Grand Prix (WGP) Hunter Regional Titles. The WGP Hunter Regional Titles will be held this Friday and Saturday, 12-13 May, at the Newcastle Jockey Club as part of the Hunter Disability Expo.
“Just Better Care is very proud to support the Wheelchair Grand Prix organisation through a sponsorship partnership that will assist them to continue to create awareness of people living with disability,” said Alison Chandler, COO Just Better Care.
“At Just Better Care, we support our customers with disability to continue to build their capacity and confidence in all areas of their lives. We believe WGP’s values and objectives are closely aligned with our own.”
“Like Just Better Care, we think WGP is a great example of an organisation that makes things possible, that otherwise might not be, for people with disability,” Ms Chandler said.
Founded in 2013, WGP provides a platform to experience the adrenaline rush and competitive environment of motorsport for people previously unable to do so.
The races are conducted on technical, purpose built racetracks specially designed for motorised wheelchairs. There are two classes: the WZ2 Class is for motorised chairs with a top speed restricted to 10km/h, while the WF1 Class has an unrestricted top speed, and competitors are permitted to make limited modifications to their vehicles.
So far, WGP has staged events at a number of local venues, and managing director Chris Quinlan says the Newcastle event is the next stage in the series’ expansion.
“We’ve worked hard on refining the concept at a local level over the last few years, and I’m very proud to now be able to organise and deliver a major event,” Mr Quinlan said.
“There are a lot of motorsport fans who have sadly never had the opportunity to participate due to their disabilities – this concept changes that.”
The action commences at 9:30am on Friday and spectator entry is free on both days.
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