Disabled sim racing team on the hunt for new drivers

An all-disabled sim racing team is looking for new people to join its driver line-up.

eTeam BRIT is an off-shoot of all-disabled racing team, Team BRIT and consists of disabled drivers competing in sim racing competitions. 

Some of the team’s drivers use specially adapted equipment that allows them to compete on a level playing field with able-bodied drivers, building on the hand control technology used by Team BRIT on the race track.

Having launched in 2019, and achieving a number of impressive race results, including 6th place at Le Petits Le Man, the  team is looking for more drivers to join them in races this year. 

Competing using the iRacing and rFactor 2 platforms, plans for 2020 include entering the Spa 24 hour, the Le Mans 24 hour, the Indy 500 and the VRS Endurance Series. The team will also launch a new GT3 Championship this Friday.

The team will compete in person at the Simply Race Endurance Series in Milton Keynes, and will expand on the current summer series, launched for Team BRIT drivers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen a number of high profile racers taking to the virtual grid.

eTeam BRIT manager Max Spooner explains, “We’re really proud of what we achieved in 2019, and have big plans for the year ahead.  Sim racing has been pushed into the spotlight following the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on track racing, and it’s been great to see more people discovering the sport and what it can offer.

“We’ll be racing online even when track racing re-starts, so we’d be very keen to hear from any disabled sim racers who are looking to get more experience in competitive racing series.  It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to the sport – we just want someone who is determined, committed, and also happy to consider travelling with us to ‘in-person’ events such as the Simply Race Endurance Series held at Milton Keynes.  Anyone who is keen can get in touch and we’ll provide support and guidance before a trial and assessment.

“We’d love to be able to help develop the next disabled sim racing stars of the future, and maybe even help in supporting a sim racer to become the next track star of Team BRIT.”

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about joining the team, or about the eTeam BRIT GT3 Championship should contact Max via email at eteambrit@teambrit.co.uk. 

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