June 17, 2010.
This route near Paris has hosted a unique event: 72 priests have participated in the 'Priest Cup', a a competition of go-karts driven by priests and with an ending of solidarity.
With this race the priests want to humanize the motor world and, over all, demonstrate that priests are also good with speed.
Only priests under age 40 participated. It started with a blessing and ended with food and of course with Mass.
Fr. Rémy Soubrier
Third Place 'Priest Cup'
“The initiative was started with the objective of sharing a joyous day together and to get rid of tension.”
Fr. Thomas Chapuis
“The first objective is to renew the unin and friendship among us, the second is to make an act of solidarity, because with each lap on the road one euro is donated to each association. And then there is an evangelical objective to show an individual face of the priesthood."
This was the third edition of the race. But this one includes some new things. For the first time, priests from all over France participated.
Abbé Cyril Gordien
“It's the first time the media covers this race because we want to share our joy of being young priests in France with those who do not know us.”
The other beneficiaries of this race are organizations who receive a euro for each lap: Cáritas, the Anak association, dedicated to infants and the foundation Jérome Lejeune in favor of life.
The winner of the race also gave half of his earnings to these organizations.
For hours these priests enjoyed imitating Schumander, Alonso or Hamilton and in another way had fun at the podium.
LOUIS MARIE SOUBRIER