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Fans of the British motoring show Top Gear – hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – will be interested to hear about a new charity auction in which you have the chance to race against The Stig – the TV show’s tame racing driver whose identity is a closely guarded secret.

The original Stig was clad in black overalls and a black helmet, but was “killed off” when his identity was revealed as Perry McCarthy. And it is this Black Stig that features in this auction, which aims to raise money for Transaid.

There are 10 chances to race the Original Stig – AKA Perry McCarthy – at London’s premier karting circuit The Raceway on August 25. The day will start with a 10 minute qualifying session followed by 2 intense 25 minute races. The top three drivers will then climb the podium to receive their trophies!

Transaid is an international development charity that seeks to reduce poverty and improve quality of life through providing better access to essential services such as health, education and economic opportunities in Africa and across the developing world. By working with the UK transport and logistics industry, Transaid builds local skills and knowledge to make transport cheaper, safer, cleaner and more effective. Funds raised from this auction will greatly benefit their professional driver training project in Zambia and their work to improve access to healthcare for women and children in Nigeria.

Access the auction, which only has a few days left to run, by clicking here.

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