Christopher Ward Launches Need for Speed Competition for UK Based Grass-Roots Motorsport Racers

British luxury watch maker Christopher Ward has launched the Need for Speed competition. Opened from 01 Sep 2017, this unique six-week competition will offer a platform for UK-based grass-roots level¹ motorbike or car racing drivers to pitch for a place on the brand’s Challenger Programme. Entrants should possess genuine world-class talent, but be in need of a helping hand to fulfil their full potential.

The Challenger Programme provides sports men and women with additional funding and support to help them with their training to reach their true potential and ambitions. The winner of the Need for Speed competition will receive a place on the programme for two years, benefitting from financial backing, PR support and a watch allowance.

The Need for Speed competition is being launched in celebration of Christopher Ward’s new C7 Rapide motorsport collection and will run for six weeks to reflect the six watches in the range.

Since its introduction in 2013, the Christopher Ward Challenger Programme has worked to provide support for budding grass-root sports men and women, with genuine world-class potential but limited resources, to help them reach their sporting goals. Current and previous Challengers have included world-record holder Team GB Paralympian Sammi Kinghorn, Olympic Gold Medallist Will Satch, Olympic semi-finalist Team GB skeet shooter Amber Hill, explorer and ultra-marathon runner Jamie Maddison and inspirational adventurers ‘Team Horsepower’ who have climbed some of the most challenging mountain peaks in central Asia.

Entrants for the Need for Speed competition can apply via the Christopher Ward website ( between 31st August – 12th October inclusive, and will be asked to provide short answers to four questions, which will then be reviewed by the three co-founders of Christopher Ward.  A winner will be announced on 31st October 2017.

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