UK market-leading commercial vehicle manufacturer, DAF Trucks, together with the support of its network of UK dealers, has pledged its support of Team BRIT – motorsport’s most inspirational team.
The truck maker and the DAF Dealer Network, has got behind the team, providing it with the range-topping New XF FT530 Super Space Cab and a fully liveried WHF trailer, supplied through partner, Translease.
DAF Trucks enters its 23rd consecutive year as UK market leader for trucks above 6.0 tonnes GVW – with its current range of New LF, New CF and New XF vehicles setting the industry standard for performance and productivity.
The huge 14m trailer is emblazoned with the team’s branding and imagery of the team’s Aston Martin and will transport this, along with its Fun Cup cars to races and events around the country and overseas.
The team aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to race at the Le Mans 24 hour. The majority of its drivers are injured military troops, who are looking to revolutionise the motorsport industry with their adaptive technology.
The trailer was unveiled at Silverstone at the weekend where the team competed in the Fun Cup Championship. More than 200 representatives from sponsor organisations attended a special event in the British Racing Drivers’ Club where the trailer was on display.
Team BRIT’s New XF DAF truck will make its way off the production line in September. Until then, a loan truck will be used to move the trailer, which will help promote the team on motorways up and down the country.
The team is well on its way to achieving its Le Mans goal, and competed in the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival this year – a support race held just prior to the annual endurance race. This put the team in the history books as they became the first all-disabled team to race on the iconic La Sarthe circuit.
A Team BRIT academy is under development, through which more and more disabled drivers will learn how to race and have the opportunity to try out for the team, which they join as rookies in the Fun Cup Championship.
“We’re only too happy to be helping Team BRIT with their logistics operations,” said DAF Trucks’ head of marketing, Phil Moon, “`We have commercial partnerships with a select few motorsport teams and we recognise an outfit with the right credentials when we see one. We are extremely impressed with Team BRIT’s dedication to helping disabled racing and this was big draw for us.
“Team BRIT’s profile is on the rise,” he said, “and we’re looking forward to accompanying them on the journey.”
Team BRIT Founder and CEO Dave Player said, “We still can’t quite believe that we have a vehicle as impressive as this. The truck and trailer provide us with the superior quality transportation equipment we need to help us move our cars and our kit safely and securely.
“Having our branding and the images of our cars proudly displayed across the trailer is just incredible and makes such an impact. It will be a real head turner, which will help to spread our message far and wide. We need people to know who we are and what we do, so that together we can make a real impact on motorsport.
“I am so incredibly grateful to everyone at DAF for choosing to get behind us. We look forward to continuing our journey to Le Mans with their support.”