East Sussex motorsport specialists offer support to Team BRIT

Corbeau Seats Ltd, the first motorsport seat manufacturer in the world, has pledged its support of all-disabled racing team, Team BRIT, becoming its official seat partner.

The firm, which is based in St Leonards-on Sea, manufactures motorsport seats and road car seats, as well as harnesses, accessories and motorsport clothing, and has provided the team with top of the range racing seats for a car used by its disabled rookie drivers.

Team BRIT founder Dave Player got in touch with Corbeau’s Managing Director, Vic Lee, to ask for help in creating solutions for easier driver changes from the team’s cars.  Vic and his team were eager to help, offering ideas and support, providing Dave with three race seats.

The seats, which will allow for easier movement in and out of the car for people with limited mobility, by lining them up with the sills of the car, will be fitted to the team’s BMW M240i, used by the team’s rookies in this year’s Britcar Series.

The team is set to get back this weekend, with six drivers competing for the team in Britcar, and its Racing Academy sessions will re-start, welcoming disabled drivers to the track for motorsport experience days.

Corbeau Managing Director Vic Lee said: “When I heard from Dave, I was immediately keen to offer my support. It’s clear what an impact the team is already having on disability motorsport, and if we can play even a small part in furthering this, with the bespoke installation of our seats that will help make racing more accessible for disabled drivers, we will be extremely proud.”

Team BRIT Founder Dave Player said: “We’re incredibly grateful for the generosity of Vic and his team.

“Our goal is to achieve equality for disabled people in motorsport – racing on a level playing field against able bodied drivers, and to do that, we need the best possible kit and equipment.  The support and guidance that Vic offered, in providing seats and advice on installation was fantastic, and the seats they have provided will make such a difference to our drivers.”

For more information on Corbeau, visit https://www.corbeau-seats.com

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