Team BRIT, the UK’s leading motorsport programme for drivers with physical and psychological disabilities, has confirmed its plans for joining the 2022 Intelligent Money British GT Championship field.
The squad’s Britcar battlers Aaron Morgan and Bobby Trundley will upgrade their Aston Martin Vantage GT4 – no longer eligible for British GT – to a fresh-off-the-line McLaren 570S GT4 fitted with Team BRIT’s specially designed hand controls.
Those have been used to great effect in the pair’s run to fourth in the overall Britcar title race, with Morgan making use of the hand controls to put himself on equal terms with able-bodied competitors as he’s paraplegic after a motorcross accident.
Pairing with Trundley, who was diagnosed with severe autism as a child, the pair have proven themselves a more than handy combination behind the wheel of a GT car already and will be looking to build their experience, as the team reaches towards its target of the 2024 Le Mans 24 Hours.
“This is a milestone moment for our team and something we have worked tirelessly to achieve,” said Team BRIT founder Dave Player. “Our plans have always been bold, ambitious and beyond belief for many, but we know we will achieve our goal of reaching Le Mans. On top of that, we are making changes to motorsport that are crucial for true accessibility.
“Our entry into British GT means we’re racing in the highest level of endurance racing in the UK and the most iconic British championship. Next year we aim to acquire our GT3 car which we will race in British GT and European Le Mans in 2023 before aiming for Le Mans in 2024.
“Our work does not end there, we’re welcoming more and more disabled drivers into motorsport through our racing academy and through entry level racing. This is something we will continue for years to come – building a truly accessible ladder of opportunity for disabled drivers. This is the Team BRIT legacy we’re so proud to have created.”
With Trundley and Morgan moving up, Team BRIT’s Britcar entry will be taken over by Andy Tucker and Luke Pound for 2022, with the outfit’s bespoke-build BMWs welcoming new rookies to the squad.
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