Ducati rider Hambro nominated for Soldiering On award

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Ducati TriOptions Cup rider Murray Hambro has been nominated for the 2015 Sporting Endeavour Award from the Soldiering on through Life Trust. The prestigious award will be presented this Saturday in London while he qualifies for this weekend’s opening round at Brands Hatch.

Ex Lance Corporal Murray Hambro was serving with the Second Royal Tank Regiment (2RTR) in Afghanistan, when in December 2010 the armoured vehicle he was commanding triggered a large pressure plate improvised explosive device (IED), causing him to sustain life-changing injuries.  Within 48 hours of the explosion Hambro was a double amputee, having had to have both his legs below the knee removed.

However, that hasn’t stopped him from competitively racing a motorcycle. With the demise of the Triumph Triple Challenge Cup the veteran moves this year to Ducati’s one-make series with his team of ex-soldiers, True heroes Racing.

Speaking after the award nomination, Hambro said: “It’s a real honour to be nominated for this award, but I couldn’t have achieved what I have without the support of the whole True Heroes Racing team and all our families.  I just hope my achievements inspire many more people to attempt the things they didn’t think were possible.” 

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer