CEO & Founder
Dave Founded KartForce in 2010, following years of experience in disability sport. In 2015 he formed Team BRIT, giving KartForce drivers the opportunity to step up to competitive racing against able-bodied drivers.
Dave served as a Royal Engineer in the Army from 1983 – 1988. He then joined the family real estate business in the Algarve where he suffered a spinal injury in 1991. After rehabilitation he set up his own businesses, all connected to sport, tourism and property. These included managing international sporting events at European & Paralympic levels.
He returned to the UK and wanted to work with injured troops. Having experience in re-shaping and creating a new life in a wheelchair from the age of 23, he offers his knowledge & guidance to others in similar circumstances.
Dave designed a set of hand controls that could fit any kart, allowing drivers with a wide variety of disabilities to compete on a level playing field with able-bodied drivers. This was the start of KartForce. He has now gone on to develop world-leading hand controls putting Team BRIT at the pinnacle of disability motorsport technology.
To contact Dave email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 770601.
Mike Joined the Team in September 2015 to assist Team Principal Dave Player in creating a strategic sponsorship acquisition strategy.
Mike has a wealth of commercial experience from his time in F1 with the Team that started out as Virgin Racing before morphing into the Marussia F1 Team. Mike left the Team to set up his own agency in October 2014. Apex Sports Marketing work with rights holders to secure sponsorship and with brands on their sponsorship activations such as incentives and hospitality programmes.
Mike has been instrumental in securing the long term financial future of Team BRIT and continues to work towards raising the required funds to enable the Team to take the necessary steps up the motorsport ladder to Le Mans.
When Mike is not working, he can be found supporting his boys playing football on a Saturday morning or out and about walking his Old English Sheepdog Lola.
If you would like to speak to Mike to understand what partnerships are available with Team BRIT please email him email@example.com or call him on +44(0)7787 546 095
PR & Marketing Manager
Lucy joined the team in February 2017 when she coordinated extensive PR coverage around the launch of Team BRIT’s new title sponsor.
With years of experience in the corporate communications industry, she set up her own independent PR consultancy in September 2016 and provides a range of PR and communications services through Extra Mile PR.
Her work for Team BRIT is focussed on generating as much interest as possible in the team, spreading the word about its inspirational story, its successes and its Le Mans dream.
Lucy lives in Suffolk with her husband and two young sons. She’s a keen runner, socialiser and enjoys the great outdoors with the family and Labrador, Charlie.
To contact Lucy with any press or PR queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07734 865260
After graduating with an honours degree in Motorsport Technology, Al worked extensively in karts, single seaters and saloons. Alongside his racing commitments he started working with Dave Player in 2013 as a mechanic and then Team Manager for Kartforce, which then lead on to him assisting with Team BRIT in his spare time from 2015. In 2016 he became the race engineer for Plans Motorsport, who shortly thereafter took over the running of the Team BRIT cars until the beginning of 2018 when Al moved to Team BRIT full time. He lives by the sea with the best dog in the world and spends most of his spare time with his two sons, his partner Lisa, scuba diving, and riding motorbikes.
David has been a professional commercial and portraiture photographer for 20 years, working with a vast range of businesses, major brands, events and projects over this time.
A Nikon ambassador and multi-published photo journalist, David brings the experience needed to capture Team BRIT’s journey in the best way possible. Starting his own company Kingsize Photography 8 years ago, David works with brands to create and realize the images needing to be conveyed in the media, along with all other types of photography available to the public.
David will be attending all races in the calendar, If you would like to speak to David regarding any images, or upcoming photography requirements you can contact him on +44(0) 777 5680390 or visit www.kingsize.zenfolio.com.
Darren Cook, who lives in Kettering, provides videography services to the team, attending races, events and Academy track sessions at circuits all over the country, documenting the team’s progress and creating a range of multimedia assets to help the team tell its story. Darren first worked with the team in 2015, creating a documentary for Sky Sports. Being a keen motorsports fan, Darren has also joined the team on the track, competing in his first ever race with them in the Fun Cup at Silverstone in 2014.
Having trained as a videographer, editor and photographer, Darren established ‘Scruffy Bear Pictures’ 10 years ago. He was awarded at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 for his short film ‘Broken Silence’ on post traumatic stress disorder, and his first feature film ‘Lucas and Albert’ will be released in January 2020.