Team Brit is a competitive motor racing team consisting of disabled drivers. Dave Player, a former Royal Engineer in the Army, set up the team in 2015 to offer his knowledge and guidance to others in similar circumstances to help overcome the challenges in accessing motorsport. Team Brit is a racing team like no other and is able to compete through the funding provided by corporate partnerships, giving their drivers the opportunity to step up to competitive racing against able-bodied drivers. The team intends to make racing history and take a team to the world-famous Le Mans 24hr endurance race and become the first-ever British all-disabled team to do so.
The racing team aims to encourage those with disabilities, PTSD and mental health issues by using technological innovation to enable disabled drivers to compete on equal terms. Dave’s long term goal is to be able to donate more of these electric ride-on cars to disabled kids so they can enjoy the freedom and fun this will offer by asking different companies to each contribute. Furosystems has been more than happy to get involved in what is going to be a really special project towards more equality in motorsports.
The stories of resilient youngsters provide immense inspiration for how children overcome adversity to succeed. Inspired by hero Captain Tom, Tony Hudgell raised more than £1.5 million for the NHS hospital that saved his life by walking 10km on his new prosthetic legs. Moved by this tremendous achievement, Team Brit decided to gift Tony “Bear” Hudgell with his own hand-controlled racing car and an honorary membership to the team. A very special moment for this five-year-old who has suffered from horrific abuse as a baby from his birth parents which required both legs to be amputated.
Bear is now an honorary member of the Team BRIT squad!
Click here to follow Team Brit on their mission to take a team to the world-famous Le Mans 24hr endurance race.