Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC), Bandaragama concluded ‘The Race for Speedy Pinks’ the first-ever women-only karting race in the history of motorsports in the country on October 26, 2019, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October helps to increase attention and support for awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care for Breast Cancer around the world. The proceeds of this race were used to purchase essential drugs for cancer patients, which were handed over to Dr. Dissanayake, Director of Apeksha Hospital, Maharagama.
The race was themed on the colour pink in keeping with the ‘pink ribbon’ for breast cancer awareness. ‘Think Pink- Think Genuine’ was also the theme on the t-shirts provided to the participant, authentically tagging the charity aim with that of the main sponsor for the event, Parts and Accessories Division of David Pieris Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd, as Bajaj genuine parts can be differentiated from spurious parts by their pink label. Attracting a diverse group of female participants, from professional racers, volunteers to individual racers, a total of 61 lady drivers participated in the race, under three age categories; Senior, Master and Veteran.
A similar race is to be organized by David Pieris Racing & Leisure (Private) Limited in March 2020 for ‘International Women’s day’ and once again in October 2020, in support of Breast cancer awareness.
- Event Date: 20 Dec, 2019
- Published Date: 30 Dec, 2019