Team BRIT has announced its intention to race in the 2022 Intelligent Money British GT championship with a McLaren 570S GT4.
The team which consists of both rookie and experienced racers who have a range of physical and psychological disabilities are competing in the Britcar Championship this year.
Seasoned racers; 21-year-old Bobby Trundley who was diagnosed with severe autism as a child, and 30-year-old Aaron Morgan who is a paraplegic after breaking his back in a motocross accident, are racing the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the Endurance category. The ultimate goal for the team is to compete at Le Mans and joining the British GT grid is seen as a large step towards achieving that aim.
In addition, the team intends to create new grassroots sprint-style racing opportunities for novice racers this year, further building on the team’s ladder of motorsport development for disabled drivers.
To date, its Racing Academy has welcomed more than 100 disabled drivers to track day experiences since its launch two years ago, and the team has supported more than 20 disabled drivers in obtaining race licences.
Team Founder Dave Player explains, “This is huge news for us. One of my proudest moments in the history of Team BRIT was purchasing our Aston Martin, which meant we took a step further into seriously competitive racing.
“To now be ready to move on to the British GT championship – the pinnacle of GT racing in Britain – is testament to the incredible hard work of the team, our sponsors and our drivers, who I know will do everything possible to make this a success.
“Racing in a McLaren will be an incredible privilege and Bobby and Aaron have made such progress over the past year, so I know they’ll be the perfect team ambassadors as we take this next step forwards.
“Now, our challenge is to build the funding, infrastructure and support we need to be as competitive as possible on track, whilst further developing a sustainable ladder of opportunities for disabled drivers, well into the future.”
Ian Morgan, Director, McLaren Customer Racing said: “I’m delighted Team BRIT has chosen to enter British GT in 2022 with a McLaren 570S GT4. The team’s inspirational approach will help tremendously, and I look forward to following their progress throughout the season.”
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