30-year-old Aaron from Basingstoke was a keen motocross racer from the age of 7. He 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. It was whilst in hospital that he was told he could apply for his driving licence early due to his disability, so he started heading out for driving lessons from his hospital, then returning to the ward.
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.
In 2014, Aaron began racing 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.
“People are often surprised to hear me say this, but I consider myself lucky. I’m lucky to be alive and it’s probably because I was so young when I had my accident, that I’ve been able to adapt and create a positive life around my disability.
“Racing has always been a passion of mine and it’s been so important for me to continue this, despite my disability. Motorsport also provides an opportunity for me to compete on a completely level playing field against able bodied racers, something no other sport can offer. Team BRIT provided me with the next step forward in my career, opening doors to GT4 racing.”