Win a track day experience with Team BRIT
One lucky winner will receive a track day experience with the Team BRIT Racing Academy in a VW Polo GTi fitted with the world’s most advanced racing hand controls.
Team BRIT aims to become the first British all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hours. Through its racing academy it supports people with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport, offering drivers access to its world-leading hand control technology, enabling them to race on a completely level playing field.
2020 has posed challenges like no other as Covid 19 put the brakes on planned racing. That hasn’t stopped Team BRIT, and now, with restrictions eased, the team is back on track and making an impact.
Keeping race ready
With all racing and track days paused due to the pandemic, the team knew it was crucial to keep drivers engaged and race-ready, so with the help of eTeam BRIT, its sim racing arm, it hosted an exclusive 8-week sim racing series. Pro drivers including former Le Mans winner, Martin Plowman and Freddie Hunt, son of F1 legend, James, lined up on the virtual grid next to Team BRIT drivers.
Racing received the green light in July and in August the team took to the track at Brands Hatch in the Britcar Championship. Experienced racers, Bobby Trundley (who lives with autism) and Aaron Morgan (a paraplegic after a motocross accident) raced the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the endurance category, with Bobby awarded ‘Driver of the Day’ by race organisers.
Rookies, Andrew Tucker (who became disabled after a motorbike crash), Matty Street (who also lives with autism) and Luke Pound (who has a paralysed arm following a motorbike accident) raced the team’s BMW 116s in the Trophy Category. Across the two races, teammates Matty and Andrew came away with two P3 class trophies.
Next up is Oulton Park on 12 September where the drivers hope to repeat their amazing success. Plans are also underway to re-start the Racing Academy as soon as regulations allow, welcoming more and more disabled drivers to experience life on the race track.
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