Three of Team BRIT’s rookies are one step closer to the race track after successfully passing their Association of Racing Driver Schools (ARDS) test.
Sean Rose, Rich Newton and Rob Skupski undertook their tests at Brands Hatch on Monday 8th April and all three passed, giving them each a Motorsport UK official race licence.
The tests were taken using the team’s Racing Academy car – a VW Polo equipped with the team’s hand control technology.
Sean and Rich will use the hand controls in the team’s specially adapted BMW in the first round of the BMW 116 Trophy being held at Brands Hatch this Sunday, the 14th April. Fellow rookie Bobby Trundley will also compete, using a BMW with standard foot pedals.
CEO and Founder Dave Player said, “We’re incredibly proud of our rookies who have spent a lot of time studying racing technique and theory to get them fully licensed as racing drivers.
“All three of these rookies have disabilities following accidents, so this is the third time they have had to ‘learn’ to drive – going from an able-bodied car, to a standard ‘push pull’ hand control system used in disability vehicles, to the fly-by-wire electronic system used in Team BRIT’s cars.
“This shouldn’t be underestimated – this is a massive achievement and we’re really proud that the UK now has three more disabled racing drivers through Team BRIT.”