Speaking ahead of the event, David said: "I had the pleasure of racing Henry right at the start of my racing career and to lose such a Talent just reminds you that Motorsport is so dangerous. The idea of bringing an event to boost young drivers careers and raise money for the foundation is a brilliant idea by John Surtees, really giving something back to the sport to find the next British formula 1 driver!"
David, who was always impressive during his karting career is relishing the chance to return to Buckmore: "I am really looking forward to getting back in a Kart and Buckmore park is one of the best Kart tracks in the UK. I am always looking for ways to support charities, and having recently completed the London to Brighton Bike ride in aid of Garden House Hospice, this high profile event is the logical follow on.”
Surtees, who set up the Henry Surtees Foundation in memory of his son, said: “Our event is there to give racers at varying levels of their development the chance to come together on similar karts at one of the most testing and exciting kart circuits in the country. The prizes are career enhancing, as will be the experience of competing against some of the best drivers in Britain. It will be competitive and there will be some great racing on show. It should be enjoyable for all involved.”