eTeam BRIT Puts Disabled Drivers On The Sim Racing Stage
Team BRIT is announcing its newest project – eTeam BRIT, an all-disabled sim racing team.
Team BRIT is a competitive racing team of disabled drivers. It aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour, and through its Racing Academy, it supports drivers with a range of physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport.
Competing in iRacing, eTeam BRIT drivers, who all have a disability, will race in official endurance events and private leagues, as well as taking on racers in solo events. The team will compete for the first time in the Silverstone Six race on 7th September, starting at 13:30 GMT.
eTeam BRIT drivers have access to the world-leading hand controls used by the team on the race track, giving them access to the best in racing technology for their at-home sim setups.
Forming the eTeam BRIT line up are:
- 27-year-old Alain Day from Rochester in Kent. Alain was diagnosed with Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of seven. He has been iRacing for a year in Ferrari 488 GTE and Mercedes AMG GT3.
- 32-year-old Aaron D’Mellow from Basildon in Essex. Aaron suffers from chronic sciatica following 13 years of treatment for repeated spinal prolapses and serious infections including meningitis. Aaron has been iRacing for the past year.
- 53-year-old Anthony Beck from York. Anthony sustained a brain tumor whilst serving in the RAF in 2005. He has been dependent on a wheelchair ever since.
- 31-year-old Ben Warren from Oxfordshire. Ben was born with a rare condition called Lumbosacral Agenesis, causing the malformation of his spine during pregnancy. He is paralyzed from the waist, down. Ben has been sim racing since 2009 and has been a member of iRacing since 2010.
The team will be managed by 37-year old Paul Davies from West Sussex. Paul works with PCDC Motorsports, a sim-racing community involved in creating & hosting online events, who recently set up a partnership with Team BRIT.
The most talented drivers could have the chance to test in one of the Team BRIT cars out on the track. Team BRIT’s goal is to help train and develop a sim-racer, supporting them to become a fully competitive, independently sponsored track racing driver.
The Silverstone Six race will be broadcast live by Racespot.tv and can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaaZ-bBsGC8 or you can ride onboard with eTeam BRIT driver Alain Day via https://www.twitch.tv/aceikithalain
CEO and Founder of Team BRIT, Dave Player said, We’re really excited about this new part of our team, which will open to the door to motorsport for even more disabled drivers. A great number of successful racing drivers begin their training in sim-racing or by using simulators, so this the perfect way for disabled drivers, who may have thought that motor racing wasn’t an option for them, to give it a try.
We’re really keen for more people to get involved and welcome applications from disabled drivers with all experience and ability, who will be supported in learning the art of sim-racing. We also hope to find the next Team BRIT rookie and help them towards a new and exciting career on the race track.
Anyone who would like to know more can visit www.teambrit.co.uk or visit the eTeam BRIT Discord server https://discord.gg/cTMEuBN and introduce themselves in the chat.
Follow live eTeam BRIT updates via @eteambrit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Official Webpages – www.teambrit.co.uk