Aaron Morgan and Bobby Trundley will continue to race Team BRIT’s adapted McLaren 570S GT4 in the Intelligent Money British GT Championship this season. The same pairing scored a popular class win and overall podium at Spa-Francorchamps en route to second place in 2022’s Pro-Am standings behind Matt Topham and Darren Turner.
Now the duo are hoping to go one better and also challenge for the overall title. Established in 2015, Team BRIT has become the UK’s leading motorsport programme for drivers with physical and psychological disabilities. And its journey towards fielding the Le Mans 24 Hours’ first all-disabled entry continues in 2023 with a second British GT campaign.
Trundley was born with severe autism while Morgan has been a paraplegic since suffering a motocross accident in his teens. Pairing them requires a car capable of being driven conventionally and – in Morgan’s case – with homologated hand controls. British Touring Car Champion Jason Plato found the latter ‘discombobulating’ when he recently sampled Team BRIT’s McLaren for an Autosport feature.
Jason Plato recently took Team BRIT’s McLaren for a spin and discovered that racing with hand controls isn’t as easy as it sounds…https://t.co/8LU9doIHtu pic.twitter.com/cc2DE5ICVA
— 🇬🇧 #BritishGT 🏁 (@BritishGT) December 15, 2022
However, the modifications are now second nature to Morgan who used a similar system also designed by Team BRIT – albeit in an older GT4 car – when partnering Trundley in Britcar two years ago.
“We now have a year of racing in our McLaren under our belts and 2023 is set to be a big one for the team,” said Morgan. “We had a fantastic first season in British GT last year, with a highlight being our GT4 podium finish at Spa. We can’t wait to get racing again this season.”
Trundley added: “2022 was a fantastic year of learning and development for us, ending with a P2 class finish. This year we’ll be looking to build on our experience, pushing for class wins.”
Oulton Park stages the opening round of this year’s Intelligent Money British GT Championship on April 8 & 10, while the pre-season Media Day – held at Donington – returns for the first time since 2020 on March 14.
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