As Team BRIT embarks on its most exciting year yet, three new aspiring drivers visited the team HQ last week for the first stage of their driver assessment.
All three drivers, each from a civilian background, had got in touch with Team BRIT founder Dave Player to learn more about how they could get involved.
On Thursday 17th January, they visited the team HQ at Dunsfold in Surrey and were assessed in a range of areas. Each of them spent time on the team’s top-of the range Vesaro race simulator, where they were assessed by the team’s sim trainer, Matt Allen and team Race Engineer Al Locke.
They had a look around the team’s growing fleet of vehicles and were introduced to the team’s world-leading hand control technology, showing them how they could compete equally with able-bodied drivers for the first time.
All three have now been invited to take part in the team’s first practice session of 2019, at Silverstone in February where they will be further assessed out on track. Should they impress the team here, they will be in with a chance of being offered the opportunity to join Team BRIT as a rookie and could join the line up competing in the BMW 116 Trophy.
Team Founder Dave Player said, “It was fantastic meeting the guys on Thursday. Each of them is completely different in terms of their disability, their driving experience and their reasons for getting in touch with us.
“We’re really glad they contacted us as each of them really impressed the whole team.
“These initial assessment days are really important. Although we don’t see them out in a racing car, we spend time working with them, talking through everything involved with being part of Team BRIT, what’s expected of them, but also the amazing opportunities that lie ahead.
“We’re looking forward to seeing how they impress us out on track in February.”
Anyone interested in finding out about future assessment days should contact Dave Player via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.