Update from Team BRIT founder Dave Player


To say we are pleased is an understatement – we are blown away with our new hand controls, even if we do say so ourselves!

 We have been busy developing the latest version of our hand controls that allow our disabled drivers to race.

 After some teething problems that tested our expert engineers, we were finally able to give the hand controls a full day of arduous testing at Donington race track yesterday.

The brakes are beyond what we ever expected.  This is the most complicated part of the system and requires 7 ECUs to function as required.

To get feedback from an experienced race driver, who better to ask than our old team mate, double amputee Mark Allen.  Mark also has missing fingers and thumb, and being one of the UK’s top disabled race drivers, there’s no better guy to ask for feedback.

Mark told us, “These hand controls are a huge improvement on the previous ones and I’ll definitely be getting a set installed in my race car.”       

Al Locke, Team BRIT Chief Engineer, has been a key figure in the development of this system said, “Seeing the lads smiling and enjoying it so much yesterday makes all the endless hours of hard work so worthwhile.” 

In the next couple of weeks, we will post full details of the hand controls on our website – including a 3D animation and details of the company that will make a system for you.

We are holding a Press Day on the afternoon of Mon 3rd April at Bedford Autodrome.  If you want to attend please email lucy@teambrit.co.uk

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