Disabled racer from Basingstoke steps up a gear with Team BRIT

A 29-year-old from Basingstoke who broke his back in a motocross accident is moving up the motorsport ladder thanks to support from an all-disabled racing team.
Aaron Morgan, an IT solutions specialist for Basingstoke Company, CDW Ltd, was involved in a life-changing accident thirteen years ago.  A keen motocross racer from the age of 7, Aaron regularly took part in local race meetings.  On April 14th 2006 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 study, eventually achieving a 2:1 in Sports Science at Brunel University.  He then 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. Having been approached by Founder and CEO of Team BRIT, Dave Player, Aaron is set to take to the track in an Aston Martin GT4.
The team, which is a competitive racing team of disabled drivers, aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour. Through its Racing Academy, it supports drivers with a range of physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport
The team has arranged for Aaron to test in the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage at a track day at Donington on September 12th.  Aaron will then have the opportunity for further coaching and racing as part of the team.
Aaron says, “People are often surprised to hear me say this but I consider myself lucky.  I’m lucky to be alive and it’s probably because I was so young when I had my accident, that I’ve been able to adapt and create a positive life around my disability.
“Racing has always been a passion of mine and it’s been so important for me to continue this, despite my disability.  Motorsport also provides an opportunity for me to compete on a completely level playing field against able bodied racers, something no other sport can offer. Team BRIT is offering me the next step forward in my career and I can’t wait to get out in the Aston.
“The team’s hand controls are the best in the world and the ideal way for me to get even more competitive on the track.”
CEO and Founder of Team BRIT, Dave Player said, “I have been following Aaron’s racing career for the past 3 years and been very impressed by his progress.  We are very keen to have Aaron join our team as we can achieve so much more together whilst providing sponsors with an amazing success story, in the face of adversity.”
Further information on Aaron can be found at www.aaronmorganracing.com

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