Team BRIT has enhanced its team support whilst providing new opportunities for its drivers with the creation of new driver coach roles.
Experienced drivers and military veterans Warren McKinlay and Jamie Falvey have stepped up to the new positions, to support the team as it continues to grow.
The team is welcoming more and more disabled rookie drivers, as its academy model is formed. Drivers will enter the team, some with very little racing experience, and will begin competing in the Fun Cup Championship. Those who show talent will progress on to GT racing and onwards up the motorsport ladder towards Le Mans.
Warren has been a part of the team since it began in 2015 and Jamie, who joined last year, has also started competing in the Caterham Championship. They will therefore be acting as coaches and mentors for new drivers embarking on races in the Fun Cup championship this year, whilst also racing in the team’s new Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Their first experience of coaching took place last weekend at the team’s season opener in round 1 of the Fun Cup Championship at Oulton Park. Working with a team each, they helped the rookie drivers to understand the cars, the track and gave advice to help them work towards faster and faster laps.
These new roles add to the developmental opportunities the team looks to provide its drivers, many of whom are injured military troops, which equip them with a wide range of skills and expertise for future opportunities inside and outside of Team BRIT.
Warren said: “Being asked to help mentor and coach the new guys coming into Team BRIT was a real honour for me. I have been 100% committed to the team since I joined, and I'm really enjoying the opportunity to help others get as much enjoyment out of it as I do.
“It is also a massive help to me personally, as I am soon to sit my ARDS instructor course. Being able to develop my coaching skills in a familiar environment will help me learn and become a better instructor.”
Jamie said: “It’s a huge privilege and honour to be asked to help coach the new rookies drivers on their racing journey in Team BRIT. We have some really talented rookies and I’m looking forward to seeing how they progress in the coming races.
“Team BRIT has helped me achieve my dream of racing cars on a national and hopefully later an international stage so I am thrilled to be able to give something back at last.”