Luke Pound

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  • 32yrs
  • Abertillery
  • GT4 Driver

32-year-old Luke Pound is from Abertillery near Newport in Wales.
Originally from Swindon, Luke 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.

Now working as 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.

Luke joined the team for two track days in April 2020 and was invited to join the team as a rookie. He 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.

“After my injury, almost every aspect of my life was affected, from basic things like opening tins and jars, to carrying things and playing video games. I’ve always liked the challenge of finding a solution and working out how I can still do things with one arm, and now there’s not much I can’t do.

“This instantly drew me to Team BRIT. The team has created technology which means that disabled people can race on equal terms, so I compete against able-bodied drivers, just like anyone else.
“My skill on track has steadily improved and I’ve gained in confidence with every race, so I know this is just the beginning of my racing career.”

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