Basingstoke racing driver Aaron Morgan has been announced as the newest driver to join motorsport’s most inspirational team.
The 29-year-old who broke his back in a motocross accident when just 15 years old, has joined Team BRIT, an all-disabled racing team. Team BRIT aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in Le Mans, and supports people with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport through its Racing Academy.
This year, thanks to the support of Allied Mobility, his long term sponsors and new partners set to come on board, Aaron will drive the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the Britcar Endurance Series, using the team’s world-leading hand control technology. Aaron’s sponsors are supporting him for the first two rounds of this year’s Championship and he hopes to find additional support to complete the full GT4 season.
Aaron was in a life-changing accident fourteen years ago. A keen motocross racer from the age of 7, Aaron regularly took part in local race meetings. On April 14th 2006 (Good Friday), he had an accident whilst riding a jump on his favourite track, causing him to break his spine.
Aaron stopped breathing for almost nine minutes before being airlifted to Salisbury Hospital. He was then transferred to Southampton Hospital, where he remained in a coma for almost four weeks.
After a lengthy period of recovery at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal injuries Unit in Salisbury, Aaron returned to his passion for motorsport, becoming the youngest disabled person to achieve a National B Race Licence. Since 2014, Aaron has raced as the only disabled driver in the BMW Compact Cup Championship. Now, Aaron and teammate Bobby Trundley, who lives with Autism, will be the only disabled team in the Britcar Endurance Championship this year.
Team BRIT’s four rookie drivers will race in BMW 116s in the Britcar Trophy Category.
Aaron explains, “There’s always an amazing buzz at the start of the new season, but this year feels even more special as I’ll be moving into a new championship and into endurance racing.
“I am very excited to be joining such a positive team that lets nothing stand in its way of achieving success.
“The team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage is an amazing car to drive and racing it at round one of the Britcar Championship really is a dream come true for me.
“I’d like to thank Allied Mobility and everyone who has got behind me so far. Without their support I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing, but together we’re breaking barriers and showing the world what’s possible for disabled sportspeople. I’m still looking for other sponsors so would be keen to hear from companies who are willing to help me achieve my dream of racing the Aston Martin for the full Britcar Championship.”
Aaron’s first race will be confirmed soon, after the announcement that the first round of the Britcar Endurance Championship has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Further information on Aaron can be found at www.aaronmorganracing.com
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