Team BRIT opens the door to motorsport for disabled drivers

Team BRIT – the most inspirational team in motorsport, is creating an exciting opportunity for disabled drivers, through its new Racing Academy.

The racing team, which consists of disabled drivers, and aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour, is launching the Team BRIT Racing Academy in 2019, supported by Brit Insurance.

The academy will offer something never previously available to disabled drivers. It will offer expert tuition, coaching and instruction, along with the chance to take an ARDS (Association of Racing Driver Schools) test.  If passed, it will equip them with a race licence, enabling them to race at circuits all over the UK.

The Academy will offer:

-          Full coaching and guidance on competitive racing
-          Training at track days all over the country
-          Private one-on-one coaching if requested
-          Access to race prepared cars, ranging from VW polos to BMW 116s and supercars
-          Use of world-leading hand controls
-          Training on a top of the range Vesaro simulator
-          On-board footage and analysis to take away
-          ARDS test and licence (when successful)

The Team BRIT Academy is open to both disabled and able-bodied drivers.  The Academy’s cars will be equipped with top of the range hand controls and standard pedals so can suit a wide range of requirements.

Disabled drivers who successfully attain their ARDs licence may also be offered the chance to try out as rookies with Team BRIT.

In addition, track days using supercars fitted with hand controls, will be available in conjunction with partner, Supercar Drive Days.

Team BRIT Founder and CEO, Dave Player said, “I am extremely proud to be able to launch the Team BRIT Racing Academy in 2019.

“Our goal has always been far greater than Le Mans.  We want to revolutionise motorsport and normalise disability.  Motorsport should be accessible to everyone, and through our academy, we’re giving any driver with a full UK licence, the chance to get behind the wheel and learn how to race.

"Our technology means that drivers with a wide range of disabilities can learn to drive competitively, and can line up on the grid against able-bodied drivers.

“I hope we’re showing people what’s possible and that a disability doesn’t take away the chance for competitive sport.  I would urge anyone tempted to give it a go to get in touch, we’re particularly keen to hear from female drivers who are massively under-represented in motorsport..  We may even find our newest Team BRIT rookie.”

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