Motorsport has all the time been vastly aggressive, nevertheless it hasn’t all the time been inclusive. Till, that’s, Workforce BRIT got here alongside.
Workforce BRIT is the UK’s solely disabled racing staff, and due to its pioneering know-how, it has enabled its drivers to compete on equal phrases with their non-disabled rivals.
That is one thing no different sport can provide.
For Bobby Trundley, recognized as severely autistic as a teen, it has been a life-changing alternative.
“Working with Workforce BRIT has been unbelievable for me,” he says.
“It is actually helped me with my confidence and social expertise and has lowered my ranges of hysteria.”
Bobby’s teammate within the British GT Championship is Aaron Morgan.
Aaron was left paralysed from the waist down by spinal cord accidents brought on by a motocross accident in 2006 when he was simply 15.
The pair race a full specification GT4 automotive that includes a featherlight weight carbon fibre chassis and a 3.8 litre twin turbo McLaren V8 engine, which is linked to a racing seven-speed transmission.
‘I attempted different wheelchair sports activities – however this was totally different’
But it surely’s due to a revolutionary steering wheel design, which has been nominated for quite a few know-how awards, that Aaron is ready to compete on equal phrases with the opposite drivers on the grid.
“I attempted different wheelchair sports activities, like basketball and tennis, after my injury,” he says.
“However my actual love is the pace and adrenaline of motorsport. So the possibility to have the ability to race, and to be on the forefront of creating applied sciences that may assist different disabled drivers was unimaginable.
“It is allowed different injured racers like me the possibility to return to the game they love and opened the door for others new to motor racing.”
The staff, whose motto is “altering motorsport, altering lives” has already exceeded its expectations for its first season within the British GT Championship.
Now it has set its sights on being the primary disabled staff to compete within the hardest endurance race of all of them – the Le Mans 24 hour.