Bobby Trundley - 22

Award winning karting champion
21-year old Bobby Trundley from Wokingham was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old and from an early age, has found motorsport to have a profound impact on the way he copes with the condition. His passion for the sport was ignited when he first sat in a go-kart at the age of 10, and in 2011 he was awarded the Charlie Parker Memorial Trophy at Buckmore Park, as the most promising driver. In 2014 he was a finalist out of sixty participants in the Ginetta Junior Scholarship, having only minimal experience. In 2015, he raced in the Daytona Dmax Endurance Championship, starting two rounds down but narrowly missing the podium by just three points. He is now the reigning Dmax champion, holding five titles, three time Endurance and two times Heats Champion 2017 & 18. He has been awarded a wealth of trophies, and has taken part in charity events such as the Damon Hill Kart Challenge in aid of the Halow Project and the Back on Track Charity Kart Race. Bobby has been awarded the Anna Kennedy OBE, Autism Hero Award for outstanding achievement in sport and was awarded the ANCA World Autism Festival Excellence in Sport Award 2017. In 2022 Bobby will drive our McLaren in the British GT Championship.
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Andrew Tucker - 31

31-year-old Andrew Tucker from Llandevaud was riding his motorbike in Newport in January 2013 when a car collided with him when he was stationary at traffic lights, causing a range of serious injuries. He tore the ACL in his knee, which required partial reconstruction, he has an inverted right ankle, muscle damage to his lower leg and a large piece of muscle has had to be removed from the back of his calf. He also has limited movement and deformity in his right shoulder, trapped nerves in his neck, scoliosis and spondylitis in his spine and a deformed right hand and foot. Alongside the physical damage, Andrew suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety. He took part in one of the team’s first ever Racing Academy sessions at Donington Race Circuit then attended a rookie assessment day at Brands Hatch. In September 2019 he was invited to become a rookie driver with the team, competing in the GAZ shocks BMW 116 Trophy in 2020. In 2021 he raced our BMW 240i in the Britcar Championship and in 2022 he will race our Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the British Endurance Championship.
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Aaron Morgan - 29

29-year-old Aaron from Basingstoke was a keen motocross racer from the age of 7, Aaron regularly took part in local race meetings and in April 2006 he had an accident whilst riding a jump on his favourite track, causing him to break his spine. He was in a coma for almost four weeks, followed by a lengthy period of recovery at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal injuries Unit in Salisbury, Aaron returned to study, eventually achieving a 2:1 in Sports Science at Brunel University. He then returned to his passion for motorsport, becoming the youngest disabled person to achieve a National B Race Licence. Since 2014, Aaron has raced as the only disabled driver in the BMW Compact Cup Championship. Having been approached by Founder and CEO of Team BRIT, Dave Player, Aaron raced our Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the Britcar Endurance Championship in 2021 and will race our McLaren in British GT in 2022.
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Luke Pound - 31

31-year-old Luke Pound is from Abertillery near Newport. Luke, who is originally from Swindon, had an accident on his motorbike in 2011 resulting in brachial plexus injury – the breaking of all five nerves into his left arm. This has left him with no movement in his left hand and very little movement in his left arm. A planner for DHL’s Tradeteam, Luke came across Team BRIT online and got in touch to find out more about its Racing Academy opportunities, being a lifetime fan of racing. He joined the team for two track days in April 2020 and was invited to join the team as a rookie. Luke raced in one of the team’s BMW 116s in the Trophy Category of the Britcar Championship in 2020, he competed in the BMW 118i in Britcar in 2021 and in 2022 he will step up to the Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT in the British Endurance Championship.
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Chris Overend - 39

Chris Overend from Southampton was born with development dysplasia of the hips and spent years from the age of 12 suffering with injuries and pain caused by an undiagnosed problem. When he was 24, he was skiing in France when he suffered a severe back spasm undoing his boots. When he returned home a surgeon confirmed that during puberty his femoral artery became pinched, causing his left hip and pelvis to become deformed. The top of this femur had rotated 90 degrees from where it should be and his right hip was 30% bigger than it should be and was partially dislocated. Prior to this, Chris had forged a successful career as a photographer, working with London Fashion Week and travelling the world on commissions for global titles. He eventually gave up the profession after other operations and became a technical instructor of photography at Solent University. He went on to discover wheelchair tennis, in which he received a world ranking. Chris joined the team in August 2021 and began a rookie development programme. He raced for one round of the Britcar Trophy in 2021, taking home silverware in his first ever race and will compete in our BMW M240i in 2022 as he returns to Britcar once more.
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Tyrone Mathurin - 42

Tyrone, who is from Battersea, was riding his motorbike in 2005 when he crashed after riding over an obscured pothole. The accident caused four nerves to be torn from his spinal cord. During surgery to reattach the nerves, doctors were unaware of a hematoma putting pressure onto his spinal cord. A week later he awoke from an induced coma, paralysed from head to toe. He spent seven months on a hospital bed, slowly gaining slight movement in his limbs. Eventually he learned to walk, dress cook and write for himself once again. He now has weakness in his right leg, no movement in his right hip and no feeling from his right hand to his right elbow. Tyrone joined the team in August 2021 and began a rookie development programme. He hopes to race the team's BMW 118 in the Britcar Championship in 2022.
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Paul Fullick - 40

Paul Fullick from Fareham in Southampton is a former army officer. He survived a life threatening diving incident which left him with limited walking ability, reduced strength, problems speaking and communicating and forced his early retirement from the Army. He began working for himself, buying and restoring cars as a qualified mechanic, and taking on incredible charity challenges. In 2008 he drove to the Gambia in a car that cost less than £100, raising £20,000 for charity. In 2011 he organised a World Record attempt travelling with friends from John O’Groats to Land’s End on eight 50cc mopeds. Another £25,000 was raised for the neurological hospital in London and whilst the record was set it was not official! Paul began riding motorbikes as a teenager and is now the south area representative for the UK Gay Bikers Motorcycle Club. On a touring trip to Wales in 2021, he was involved in an accident which resulted in the loss of his right leg. He was in hospital for a month and just a week after being discharged was back riding his bike. He was introduced to Team BRIT by charity Blesma and had his race licence within a matter of weeks. He is now signed as a rookie driver and is preparing to race in the BMW 118i in 2022.
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Anji Silva-Vadgama - 32

Anji, who is from Barton Seagrave in Northamptonshire, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. Anji had returned from her honeymoon with her wife in 2018 when she noticed a constant pain in her right eye. She then noticed recurring ‘pins and needles’ in her left leg and at one point was paralysed from the hips down for more than two weeks. An MRI confirmed that she had MS, which had also caused nerve damage in the back of her right eye. Anji began treatment for the condition in May 2019 and has drug infusions every 6 months. Her grandfather was a rally driving champion in Kenya, winning the first ever off-road safari rally championship in Tanzania and her dad was a mechanic, so cars have always been a part of her life. She saw a piece on TV about Team BRIT, got in touch and had her first track day at Silverstone in September 2021. She's now on the rookie development programme and hoping to start racing in the Britcar Championship in 2022.
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