Team BRIT has taken second place in a charity kart race supported by F1 legend Damon Hill.
A team made up of team drivers Bobby Trundley, Aaron Morgan, Andy Tucker, Luke Pound and Matty Street entered the Halow Project’s Damon Hill Kart Challenge yesterday, Tuesday 13th July.
The drivers lined up against a host of other teams, coming together at Sandown Park in Esher to support the community-based charity which supports young people aged 16+ with learning disabilities on their journey into adult life. It helps give young people the chance to enjoy an active social life, make new friends, and find further education and employment training.
Former F1 superstar Damon Hill, who is a Team BRIT supporter, is also a patron for the charity. Every year the karting challenge, led by Damon, is held to raise crucial funds for the charity.
It was at a Halow kart race in 2018 that Team BRIT first discovered current team GT4 driver, Bobby Trundley, who was competing at the event. Bobby was racing alongside former Team BRIT driver Warren McKinlay who instantly recognised his incredible talent and introduced him to the team.
This year, team set out with expectations high and qualified in a superb P4. The race then got underway with Bobby taking the opening lap, followed by Luke, Andy, Aaron then Matty.
A tough-fought battle ensued throughout the 2.5 hour endurance race, with the team being pipped to the P1 spot by Graves Motorsport, a team that included Team BRIT Driver Coach, Max Coates.
Photo credit: Paul Cherry
Throughout the day, the drivers spent time with Damon, as well as fellow F1 legend and team supporter Johnny Herbert and Daytona Motorsport CEO Charles Graham.
Team BRIT founder Dave Player said: “What a fantastic event to be involved in. It was wonderful to see Bobby going back to his roots, spending time with Damon, the Halow Project team and many familiar friends from his karting days.
“We were always going to push hard for the win – it’s in our DNA! But if we were going to be beaten by anyone, who better than a team featuring our very own driver coach. The drivers tell me that Max even gave up his P1 trophy, presenting it to our team – what a gesture.
“It was great to be able to help raise funds and awareness for the great work of the charity and we hope to be back to push for the number 1 spot next year!”
To learn more about the charity and to donate, visit the Halow Project website.