Sep 8, 2011
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M1GP 24-HOUR RACERS ENDURE FOR CHARITY
This weekend marks the 2nd Annual M1GP 24-hour Super Endurance Motorcycle Race at Willow Springs International Raceway. Over 65 riders on 11 teams will vie to complete the most laps and win the title of Super Endurance champ"”all to benefit a great cause.
OnTheThrottle.TV is bringing online video media coverage to the event to raise awareness for the charities involved. "There's no better way to stay motivated for a race such as this than to be riding for a cause," says Chris Matye of OnTheThrottle.TV. In addition to covering the event, OnTheThrottle is also participating, with a team of six racers. "Our cause is the Roadracing World Action Fund, but there are many riders raising funds for other charities as well," explains Matye.
M1GP is raising funds for two causes"”Riders for Health and Tsunami Relief for Japan. Anyone interested in participating can give to the individual charities directly, or through the fundraising links teams have created using Crowdrise, Facebook, and other avenues for giving.
Through their Crowdrise page, the OnTheThrottle team has already raised over $300 in donations for the Roadracing World Action Fund. And, it's not too late to show your support. "We are encouraging people who want to get involved to pledge at least a penny per lap," explains Matye, "our goal is to raise $1,000."
Race Director Young Lee is excited for this year's event and the charities that will benefit. "The 1st Annual M1GP24 Hour Super Endurance Motorcycle Race was an awesome experience, from the Le Mans start to the 'never quit' determination of all the teams who finished the race. We had men, women and even pre-teens race and finish. This year we have all of the above, but with more than double the amount of teams, including an all female team. We're absolutely thrilled that OnTheThrottle.TV has joined our efforts to raise awareness of the fun and benefits of M1GP mini road racing and the charitable causes this race is raising money for. I'm also very happy Chris Matye (the owner of OTT), is racing this race. He's a big guy, so it speaks to those who think they're too big for mini road racing, and he's a talented and hard worker"¦so I'm glad he's going to have some fun!" says Lee.
While OnTheThrottle is producing the race coverage, teams and spectators are encouraged to have fun capturing their own take on the event through photos, onboard cameras, and videos to submit to OnTheThrottle.TV for edit.
For more details on the M1GP 24-hour Super Endurance Motorcycle Race or the M1GP series, check out m1-grandprix.com. To see race coverage, be sure to visit OnTheThrottle.TV, your top source for sportbike television on the web. Specializing in motorcycle-related content, OnTheThrottle.TV provides teams, riders, sponsors, and manufacturers with dedicated coverage. The Roadracing World Action Fund promotes motorcycle racing safety, and encourages and facilitates the use of soft air barriers at motorcycle racing events. For more information, please visit ~.