Team BRIT, a motor racing team in which all drivers are ex-military who have suffered serious injuries, aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to compete at the world famous Le Mans 24hr endurance race.
The road to Le Mans is challenging for any aspiring team, but by developing world-leading hand control technology, all four of the drivers, each with different disabilities, are able to drive the team’s car on a level playing field with able-bodied competitors.
This month saw the team competing in the second race of the Fun Cup UK Championships, a 4Hr endurance race at Oulton Park. Making his debut in the Fun Cup was Andy Searle, a double amputee war veteran who could not compete at the first race due to injury.
The team ran two cars in the race giving all four drivers a chance to practice their skill. Both the drivers and the pit crew showed outstanding skill and determination. Unfortunately, Andy couldn’t complete the race as an incident on the track forced the car to retire, but as his teammate Tony said “We’re all devastated that we were unable to complete the race with car 158 but this is how it goes in motor sport. We still managed a very good result which we, the team, are proud of.”
The other team, car 312, went on to finish a fantastic 15th place.
Stanair are proud to sponsor and be a part of this ambition. Click here to learn more about this fantastic endeavour.