Northamptonshire trailer specialists get behind disabled racing team

Woodford Trailers based in Northamptonshire, has announced its support of motorsport’s most inspirational team.

The Daventry firm has been designing and building trailers at their factory in Northamptonshire for over 20 years, making high quality products for industrial, sport and leisure markets.

At the end of 2019, the team was introduced to Team BRIT, a competitive racing team of disabled drivers. It aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour, and through its Racing Academy, it supports drivers with a range of physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport.

Having been inspired by the team’s mission, Woodford Trailers’ Managing Director got in touch to offer support.  The firm has now loaned Team BRIT a top of the range Lightweight Galaxy trailer which will be used to transport its cars to races and events throughout 2020.

This year, the team’s drivers, who live with a range of psychological and physical challenges, will compete in the Britcar Endurance Championship.  Experienced racers Bobby Trundley and Aaron Morgan will compete in the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 and Team BRIT rookies will start to gain racing experience in the teams’ BMW 116s.

The trailer will also be a key part of the team’s Racing Academy, launched in 2019, which allows any disabled driver with a full UK licence to access race coaching and tuition at race tracks around the country.

Woodford Trailers Managing Director, Jolanta Ozimek-Sopel said: “As soon as I heard about Team BRIT and the opportunities they are creating for disabled drivers in motorsport, I knew I wanted to help.

“I hope that the loan of our trailer will be a huge help in their efforts throughout the year, as they travel to races and offer track experiences right across the country.  I am delighted to support them and look forward to joining the Team BRIT journey throughout 2020.”

Team BRIT Principal and Founder Dave Player said “Jolanta contacted us when she read an article about our team as she thought it was an amazing project and wanted to offer her support.  We have been desperate for a high-quality secure trailer to help us with transporting our ever-growing fleet, and without hesitation, Jolanta agreed to supply one.

“This kind of support is absolutely vital in helping us achieve our goals of supporting disabled drivers and making motorsport accessible for all.  We look forward to working with Woodford Trailers throughout 2020 and offer our thanks from all of the team.”

Further information on Woodford Trailers can be found at http://www.woodfordtrailers.com/

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