Team BRIT driver Warren Mckinlay gives his thoughts on the team’s year so far.
I’ve now completed my first full season with Team BRIT so it’s a good time to look back on the year so far. The 2017 UK Fun Cup Championship is one of the most competitive and closely fought endurance championships on offer in British motorsport. It’s therefore the best place for Team BRIT drivers and newly introduced rookies to learn their trade, and accelerates the team towards its goal of Le Mans in 2020.
The season has been a great experience, starting out with three rookies who had never raced before. The team turns these ‘new to racing’ war veterans into race hungry, data devouring racing drivers. Not only competing a full season of the Fun Cup, but also a 25 hour race at Spa Francorchamps. As if that wasn’t enough, the team then took on a further four rookies before the end of the 2017 season, with a view to getting them ready to race by the season finale at Oulton Park. Three of them took part in this final race and our fourth rookie, Olivia is set to start racing soon.
Team BRIT has really made strides in pushing forward disability in motorsport and making it ‘normal’, they are building a ladder for any disabled ‘wanna-be’ racer to follow. Fun Cup to Le Mans will be a well-trodden path in no time.
We’re now looking forward to competing in the Birkett 6 hour relay at Silverstone at the end of October. This race is one of the oldest endurance races in the UK, and is quickly becoming the marker for an end to a successful season.
Looking forward to 2018, I’m looking forward to watching the team grow further and being part of the step up to GT racing.
We have such a complex journey in front of us, but the team that’s been put together is more than capable of the task.