Motorists gear up for 9th Mongol Rally launching from Goodwood

Keen motorists are gearing up for the 9th charity Mongol Rally launching from Goodwood Motor Circuit on Saturday (July 14).

The popular event has attracted interest from 279 teams, who will take part in the 10,000 mile rally setting off from Goodwood on Saturday, July 14 and end in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital on August 18.

The Rally will see participants travel on no set route, but will see them reach two milestones in the Czech Republic and in Ulaanbaatar.

Teams have been asked to raise £500 for the Lotus Children’s Centre in Mongolia and match this with money raised for a charity of their choice.

Among the keen participants are a team of three friends who have formed the team ‘Khant read a map’.

The team, made up of Will Lloyd, Jon Gartside and Liam Pauling, who is from Chichester are setting off on their adventure and are raising funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The trio of 21 year olds are looking forward to embarking on their six-week journey.

Will said: “Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust is something that is really close to our hearts, we want to try and help poeple our age and in our age group, we`re really excited about the Rally, it is something we have been talking about for a couple of years.”

Teams taking part in the Rally will be registering at the Goodwood Motor Circuit on Saturday (July 14) at 10:30 am and are expected to set off on their journey between 2pm-4pm.

For more coverage on The Mongol Rally and ‘Khant read a map’ see next weeks Observer.