Team BRIT to launch nationwide search for new recruits

Team BRIT is set to launch a unique competition to find talented disabled drivers across the country, to join them on the road to Le Mans.

The team is looking to make history by becoming the first ever all-disabled team to race in Le Mans, a feat they will achieve by making their way up the motorsport ladder.  Their journey started this year with their entry in the Fun Cup championship.  The team has competed in its two cars, specially equipped with their world-leading hand control technology that allows their disabled drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied drivers.

The team’s roots have and always will be with the military, and the majority of the team’s drivers are military veterans who have sustained serious injuries during service.  From August this year, the team opened its doors to civilian drivers to provide more opportunities to disabled people.  Rookies Olivia Jackson and James Russell were the first non-military drivers to join the team in August.

Now, as 2018 approaches, the team is planning a unique, first of its kind competition, to find more talented drivers to join the team.

Drivers will be invited to attend a track day to test their basic driving skills, as well as being assessed on a range of other skills necessary to be part of the team.

Candidates will need to be able to transfer in and out of a kart/car quickly and without support; be highly competitive; able to follow instructions; be good team players; willing to learn to speak publicly and to the press; available to attend regular coaching during the week and races at weekends; able to travel to tracks and team events, and self-fund these expenses; as well as working for the team and sponsors.

Ten candidates will then be selected to progress to the next stage - a track day for trials in the team’s specially adapted Fun Cup cars.

The top two will be invited to join Team BRIT as Rookies with expenses covered to get their race licences, coaching and race wear ready to take part in the first Fun Cup race of the 2018 season on April.  These lucky drivers will then compete in races across the country and have the chance to be considered as part of the team that makes its way to Le Mans.

Team BRIT is not a charity, it is a limited company, which receives corporate sponsorship and support to keep it on the race track. All drivers therefore have the unique opportunity to learn the business of motorsport and are required to work for their seat on the team and learn skills such as public speaking, media training, sponsorship and more.

Team Founder Dave Player said, “This is an opportunity that has never been offered to disabled drivers before.  We provide the chance to get involved in competitive, mainstream motorsport and to be part of a team that is making history and changing the landscape for disability sport.  We are growing every day and securing more and more support for what we are trying to do, so now is the time to take on more drivers to join us on our journey.  Anyone who wants to take on this challenge and join us for the experience of a lifetime should get in touch.”

Work is underway to finalise the dates and locations of track days across the UK, which will be released soon.

Anyone wishing to apply to take part should email Team Founder Dave Player at info@teambrit.co.uk, providing full information on their background and why they should be considered.

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