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Team BRIT Receives Engineering and Technology Award

Posted in General News on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Team BRIT, the motor racing team consisting entirely of disabled drivers, has recently received the ‘Best New Engineering and Technology Award’ at the 2019 Motorsport Awards held on 15th December. The awards celebrate motorsport expertise in a range of categories including competitors, teams, engineering and media, and over 22,000 votes were cast. The team received the award in recognition of their innovative hand controls which give drivers with a range of disabilities the opportunity to compete in motorsport. Team BRIT’s drivers used the hand controls at a range of motorsport events last year including the Britcar Endurance Championship and the inaugural Gaz Shocks BMW 116 Trophy. The Team BRIT Racing Academy was also launched last year to allow disabled drivers to benefit from motorsport tuition and tack part in track days around the country using the hand controls. Team BRIT’s Founder and CEO, Dave Player commented: “It was fantastic to receive this award, but the true recognition for us, comes from the feedback we receive from people using our hand controls. Drivers who attend our Academy sessions have often believed that competitive racing is completely out of reach for them.  They come and try out our technology and are blown away. We’re working to normalise disability, and innovation such as this means that disabled drivers can truly compete on a level playing field.”

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