Team BRIT and Disabled Motoring UK form partnership to empower disabled drivers

Team BRIT, motorsport’s most inspirational team, has announced a partnership with Disabled Motoring UK, a campaigning charity for disabled drivers, passengers and blue badge holders.

The team, which consists of disabled drivers, is aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour, and has recently launched the Team BRIT Racing Academy, offering disabled drivers the chance to try out motorsport at introductory track days.

The two organisations will now work closely together, joining forces on campaigns and awareness raising to create even more driving opportunities and equality for disabled people.

Disabled Motoring UK lobbies government and businesses across the UK to improve motoring provisions for disabled people so that they don’t become excluded or isolated.  Team BRIT aims to create equal opportunities for disabled drivers to compete in motorsport through the use of its hand control technology.  Together the two will work to demonstrate the huge potential for disabled drivers, empowering people to retain their independence regardless of disability.

Team BRIT Founder and CEO Dave Player confirms, “This is a fantastic partnership for us to be involved with.  The team at Disabled Motoring UK share our values and are working to achieve very similar goals.  Disability doesn’t need to mean that your freedom and independence as a driver is lost.  In fact, together we demonstrate the huge range of opportunities that are available, and I hope that by working together we can reach even more people with this message to really make a difference.”

Team BRIT will be supporting the promotion of Disabled Motoring UK’s summer ‘Baywatch’ campaign which measures the level of disabled parking abuse at supermarkets. The team will also offer any member of Disabled Motoring UK, a discount on their academy track days.

Disabled Motoring UK Chief Executive Graham Footer said ““We are delighted to work in partnership with Team BRIT. We’re very different organisations, but both work to achieve similar goals, to make sure that disabled people maintain their independence through motoring. It’s fantastic to have support from Team BRIT with our June Baywatch campaign and we hope this support will raise more awareness of the difficulties disabled people face when parking.”

Information on Disabled Motoring UK can be found at www.disabledmotoring.org.

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