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Team BRIT reveals its latest adaptive car thanks to the support of SYNETIQ

Team BRIT has revealed its latest adaptive racing car, after receiving generous support from SYNETIQ.

SYNETIQ, which is the UK’s largest vehicle salvage and recycling company, announced its support of Team BRIT earlier this year, committing to supplying the team with salvage vehicles from its market-leading online auction, plus any parts the team require. The BRIT team of technical experts then re-build and upgrade the cars, specially adapting them for its drivers and its Racing Academy.

Whilst racing at Oulton Park on Saturday 12th September, the team revealed the latest addition to its fleet of vehicles, a 2019 BMW M240i.

With SYNETIQ’s support, Team BRIT purchased the crash-damaged car from its online auction in February. The car had extensive structural damage, which was repaired through Surrey-based BMW-dealership, Vines before Team BRIT’s crew, under Race Engineer, Al Locke, began to turn it into a race car.

They stripped the car and installed their world-leading hand controls, along with a racing seat and harness supplied by Corbeau. A range of upgrades and additions were made including an upgraded radiator, improved traction, full exhaust system, and an engine and gearbox remap. The BMW’s 3 litre engine now produces 475bhp, enough to reach a top speed of 175mph.

The car is the first in the fleet to display the team’s new 2021 livery and after its unveiling to SYNETIQ guests and other sponsors at Oulton Park, the car will now have its final upgrades, preparing it for racing in Class 5 of the Trophy Category in the Britcar Championship next year.

SYNETIQ's Executive Chairman, Tom Rumboll, who unveiled the car to guests on Saturday said, ”What might, to some, at first sight be considered a redundant vehicle, to SYNETIQ and the inspirational team at Team BRIT this has become a symbol of hope, inspiration and triumph over adversity, allowing disabled drivers to compete on an equal footing with their able-bodied counterparts. That is why we are so proud to be a partner to Team BRIT, allowing them to continue their life changing work.”

Team BRIT founder Dave Player said, “Saturday’s unveiling was a really important moment for us and brought together everything that makes our team so unique.

“Many of our sponsors supply us with the products and equipment we need to be competitive, and by giving us access to cars through their auction, SYNETIQ are helping us to grow our fleet, supporting even more disabled drivers and creating even more amazing opportunities.

“We then get our talented, experienced crew involved to create solutions that work for our drivers, and we now have an incredible-looking, competitive car that is set to make a real impact on the race track next year.

“We can’t thank SYNETIQ enough for their generosity and we hope to welcome many of their team back to the track next year so that they can see what their support has enabled when the BMW takes to the grid in 2021.”

Further information on SYNETIQ can be found at www.synetiq.co.uk

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