Team BRIT announces entry in new endurance series in 2019

Team BRIT – motorsport’s most inspirational team, is announcing its move to a new endurance series for 2019.

The team, which consists of all disabled drivers, aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour.  To date, its rookies have competed in the UK Fun Cup series, gaining experience in 4 and 6 hour races across the UK and Europe.

From next year, the team will compete in the brand new 116 Trophy – a one-make endurance racing series operated by 116 Racing.

The 3-hour races will see 30 car grids of BMW E87 1.6, 5-speed cars, with light racing modifications.

Team BRIT will field two cars throughout the series but in an exciting development, will also be inviting guest drivers to join them, with the possibility of entering up to 4 teams per event.

Alongside the team’s entry in the 116 Trophy, Team BRIT’s more experienced drivers will continue to race in its Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.

The team uses world-leading hand control technology to allow its drivers – many of whom are injured military troops – to race on equal terms with able-bodied competitors.

The team made history this year by being the first ever all-disabled team to race on the Le Mans circuit during the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival, held prior to the annual endurance race.

Team Founder Dave Player said, “2019 is set to be an extremely exciting year for us and we have a number of significant announcements to make in the coming weeks.

“We’ve really enjoyed competing in the Fun Cup for the past two years.  The organisers and teams have all supported us so well and as a team, we have learnt a great deal.

“It’s time for us to make a change and the new 116 Trophy provides us with the opportunity for low budget racing in extremely reliable cars, meaning our drivers can get as much track time as possible which is essential for us as we move closer to our Le Mans target.

“We’re really keen to welcome other drivers – either disabled or able-bodied – to join us across the series, so I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch with us.”

Anyone interested in joining the team in races in 2019 should contact Dave Player via email at info@teambrit.co.uk.

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