Team BRIT GT4 driver Bobby Trundley has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.
22-year-old Bobby from Wokingham has been shortlisted in the ‘Young Person of the Year’ category of the Autism Hero Awards, organised by Anna Kennedy Online – a charity that works to raise awareness of autism.
Bobby Trundley is excelling in the most incredible way and becoming a beacon of inspiration for anyone on the autistic spectrum. Diagnosed with severe autism at age 4, Bobby was non-verbal for a prolonged period and faced severe social and developmental challenges that are so common for those living with the condition. A chance invitation to a karting birthday party at the age of 10 changed his life and lit a fire in Bobby that has led to him becoming the most successful autistic racing driver in the world.
Karting instantly changed his life and his natural talent for the sport made it clear that for Bobby, on the race track his autism is his superpower. He went on to become a 5 x karting champion before joining all-disabled Team BRIT in 2019. In his first ever year of car racing he won 4 out of his 5 races and this year, he is vying for a podium finish in the Britcar Championship having already secured race wins, fastest lap accolades and ‘driver of the day’ trophies.
He is Team BRIT’s fastest driver and has been named within the pair that will step up to British GT in 2022, taking the team and Bobby just one step away from the goal of becoming the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour. Alongside his racing, Bobby is an ambassador for autism awareness, sharing his story to help and inspire others to believe that anything is possible. Having struggled to find employment since qualifying in motorsports engineering, he has now secured a job as a driver for BT, which he carries out alongside his racing commitments. For Bobby, the future is incredibly bright and his army of supporters are so keen for him to succeed.
Team BRIT Founder Dave Player said; “This is such fantastic news and exactly the kind of recognition Bobby deserves.
“We’ve seen Bobby turn from a shy, quiet young man who was lacking in confidence or self belief, to our most successful racing driver, competing against some incredible drivers and showing the world that autism – or any other disability – does not need to hold you back.
“Congratulations Bobby – we’re very proud of you.”
More information on the Autism Hero Awards can be found here.