Team BRIT’s ‘Man in Le Mans’

Team BRIT is delighted to welcome racing expert David Williams to their specialist support team.

David, who is a successful driver and instructor with years of competitive experience in the industry, will be their ‘Mans in Le Mans’, providing expert training, coaching and race support throughout their racing journey

Team BRIT aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to enter Le Mans in 2020, and will begin this year’s race season in the Fun Cup Championship at Silverstone on April 8th.

David approached the team earlier this year to offer his support and they will now be visiting him regularly for coaching sessions and advice around endurance racing.  He will also be spending time with the team during his visits to the UK and acting as a key liaison with race organiser the ACO.

The team has developed world-leading hand control technology to allow drivers with injured legs or feet to drive.  This is in the testing phase and David’s expertise will be crucial in the regulatory process required to have the technology approved for racing.

David has raced cars since 1989 and has competed successfully in a number of formulas winning championships and races. He has much experience in single-seater, GT and Saloon car racing, which will be a valuable asset to the team as it progresses on the road to Le Mans.

He has been an instructor since the late 1990s, and has helped manage drivers on both four and two wheels.  His experience extends beyond just racing and teaching having been involved in the administration and organisation of the Karting industry and club race meetings in the UK.

David moved to France in 2009 and now teaches at Le Mans on the Bugatti circuit using Le Mans Prototypes. He is the Vice President of a Classic and Sports Car Festival held every year the day before the iconic Le Mans 24-hour race and is also involved in many events at the worlds’ most famous circuit.

Team BRIT founder Dave Player, “We are absolutely delighted to have David on board as our trusted ‘Man in Le Mans’. His expertise and guidance will be crucial in getting our drivers to the level required to compete with the best on their way to Le Mans.”

Dave Williams said:  “After hearing of the teams’ goal to race at Le Mans, I wanted to offer my support so that I could put something back in to the sport I love and that has given me so much pleasure and opportunity. I have been supported by many people throughout my racing career and I am always keen to give something back to help other competitors.”