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Global manufacturer backs team BRIT

Sleaford-based manufacturing firm, SHD Composites Materials, has become the latest company to pledge its support of motorsport’s most inspirational team.

SHD Composites, which has its HQ in Sleaford and manufacturing facilities in Slovenia and the USA, globally manufactures and develops advanced composite prepreg materials.

The prepreg materials manufactured at SHD help to reduce weight, increase strength and thus increase speed in race cars like the ones driven by the team. Not only supporting the motorsport industry, the benefits of prepreg are utilised in a range of applications from sport and leisure, to automotive, aerospace and marine. 

The firm is backing Team BRIT – a team of disabled drivers, by becoming a sponsor, and supporting its development of its world-leading hand control technology.

The team is aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Many of the team’s drivers are injured military troops, and together with their civilian team mates, are looking to make history at Le Mans, whilst revolutionising the motorsport industry.  2019 has also seen the team launch the UK’s first Racing Academy, offering any disabled driver in the UK the chance to access race coaching and tuition.

Drivers use the world’s most advanced hand controls to enable them to compete on a level playing field.  SHD will be helping the team integrate carbon fibre into the controls, further refining their engineering excellence. 

“We are very proud to be supporting Team BRIT in their current race season. It is fantastic to be part of such an inspiring project, and a pleasure to meet such enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate members of the team” Steve Doughty, Managing Director – SHD Composite Materials Ltd

Team BRIT Founder and CEO, Dave Player said, “We’re extremely grateful to everyone at SHD for their support of the team.

“The road to Le Mans is a huge challenge, requiring significant funding, driver development and technical expertise, and SHD will be helping to provide some of this as we continue our journey.

“SHD’s support around our hand controls will be particularly important as we work to be as competitive as we can, opening the door to motorsport for disabled drivers.”

Further information on SHD Composites is available at https://shdcomposites.com/

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