Global IT services provider, NTT DATA, has announced its support of Team BRIT – motorsport’s most inspirational racing team.
The team consists of disabled drivers and is looking to become the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.
NTT DATA is a leading IT services provider and global innovation
partner headquartered in Tokyo. Its emphasis is on long-term commitments,
combining global reach with local intimacy to provide premier professional
services varying from consulting and systems development to outsourcing.
NTT DATA will work with Team BRIT in an exciting partnership with opportunities for staff to meet the team, attend and volunteer at team races and contribute towards sharing the team’s message.
The team has its roots in the military and most of the drivers are ex or serving military troops who have sustained serious injuries and are disabled. In September this year, the team opened its doors to civilian disabled drivers in an effort to widen opportunities.
The team is looking to ‘normalise disability’ and has created the world’s most advanced hand control technology to allow its disabled drivers to race on equal terms with able bodied competitors.
The team is not a charity, but a competitive racing team like any other and depends on support from sponsors such as NTT DATA to keep it on the race track and to support the journey to Le Mans. The team’s Fun Cup cars displayed the NTT DATA branding from last weekend, during their participation in the Birkett 6-hour relay race at Silverstone.
CEO of NTT DATA UK Simon Williams said 'We are delighted to support Team Brit. It's exciting to play a role in levelling the playing field for people with disabilities to race in a seriously competitive environment. What's more important is being part of a team that works together, supports each other and demonstrates what can be achieved in the face of adversity. Those are values that have made NTT DATA successful, so it's an ideal partnership for us.”
Team BRIT Founder Dave Player said “We are extremely grateful for NTT DATA’s support of the team, which will be hugely beneficial in helping us achieve our goals.
“We don’t just want to reach Le Mans, we want to create a sustainable model to help injured troops and disabled drivers to access competitive motorsport, something we have made possible through our technological development and our complete dedication to this project.
"With the help of organisations such as NTT DATA, we will make a real difference to disabled people within the UK and internationally by showing them what can be done and creating a level playing field for all.”
For information on NTT DATA visit www.ntddata.com.