Team BRIT has announced its full driver line up for 2020, introducing experienced and rookie drivers for an exciting season ahead.
The all-disabled team, which aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in Le Mans, and supports people with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport through its Racing Academy, will field six drivers in the Britcar Championship this year.
Having progressed from racing in the Fun Cup in 2017/2018, to Britcar Endurance and the BMW 116 trophy last year, the whole team will race in Britcar this year, running four team cars.
Driving the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 in the Britcar Endurance Championship will be:
20-year-old Bobby Trundley. Bobby lives with severe autism and is a 5 x karting champion. In his first year with the team last year, he won 4 out of his 5 races in the Gaz Shocks BMW 116 Trophy.
29-year-old Aaron Morgan. Aaron broke his spine in a motocross accident in 2006 and is paraplegic. He was the youngest disabled person to achieve a National B Race Licence, and since 2014, he has been the only disabled driver in the BMW Compact Cup Championship. This is his first season with Team BRIT.
Driving the team’s three BMW 116s in the newly formed Britcar Trophy Category will be:
24-year-old Matty Street. Matty was diagnosed was asperger’s, dyspraxia and dyslexia at a young age and struggled at school. Racing changed his life and he went on to become the CEO of TeamKarting kart track in Rochdale.
31-year-old Andrew Tucker. Andrew was hit by a car when he was stationary on his motorbike in 2013, resulting in extensive injuries. Andrew attended an Academy session in 2018 and was invited to become a rookie for 2020.
21-year-old Ryan Ashman. Ryan broke his spine in a motocross accident in 2015, paralysing him from the chest down. He was selected for the team in 2019 and will begin racing as a rookie in 2020. Sadly Ryan will miss the first two races of the season due to an injury.
21-year-old Joseph Colehouse. Joseph was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was just 10 months old, which affects his speech and fine motor control. He originally joined the team in 2018 but took time out to pursue his studies. He’s now back as a rookie for 2020.
Most of the team’s drivers will race using its world-leading hand control technology. This innovative adaptation means that a removable steering wheel is fitted to each car, with a bespoke set up for each driver.
The hand controls are also fitted to the team’s Vesaro racing simulator, so that all new drivers can spend safe, structured training time off the track, to master the intuitive controls.
Team BRIT Principal Dave Player said, “Every year I’m astounded by how far we progress and what amazing things we achieve and I know that 2020 is yet again going to be our ‘best yet’.
“We were really impressed with the Britcar Championship last year, so the introduction of the Trophy Category for 2020 made it easy for us to decide where our rookies should race. Our Aston and all three of our BMWs will take to the track on each race weekend and we’re all looking forward to seeing how our drivers perform.
“Our Racing Academy has been a phenomenal success and with even more track days planned for this year, we hope to see a steady stream of new rookies interested in joining our competitive racing team this year and beyond.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each of the sponsors that have continued their support of us in 2020 and to all our new partners who are beginning their Team BRIT journey!”