eTeam BRIT, Team BRIT's sim racing arm, has taken the next step in its esports expansion by announcing that it will start competing full time on Gran Turismo. The team will start racing immediately and will commence a recruitment programme to bring on drivers racing on this platform.
Gran Turismo is famous worldwide as the best-selling racing game with over 8 million copies of its latest title sold and over 9.5 million users.
The announcement comes at a very exciting time for the team. The real world operation Team BRIT has announced its commitment to the British GT championship for 2022, whilst eTeam BRIT has taken multiple podiums and victories in both the real and virtual worlds.
The team will be managed by Lee Duncan, a veteran of racing on Gran Turismo under the supervision of team manager Max Spooner. Lee, who has Fibromyalgia and suffers from PTSD has a rich history of racing on Gran Turismo competing with some of the fastest GT drivers in the world. With Lee's help, the team is able to run in FIA sanctioned events including the Nations Cup, Manufactures Cup, FIA Motorsport Games and if reintroduced, the Virtual Series as part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Team Manager Max Spooner commented: "I am super excited to announce our expansion into Gran Turismo. One of the most challenging parts of getting into sim racing is the relatively high costs to get started and Gran Turismo allows us to reduce those. All you need is the game and a PlayStation 4 or 5. The hope is we can introduce more disabled racers to our team as we push on to take on the best esport drivers in the world on a level playing field. I am really looking forward to working with Lee and seeing what kind of progress we can make together expanding on the hard work already put in by the whole team to get us to this point."
If you are a disabled racer on Gran Turismo and would like to join us as driver on the team please send applications to email@example.com.