Team BRIT has announced its formal entry into the Britcar Trophy Championship for the fourth consecutive year. Following yet another year of sustained growth, the all-disabled team will field two cars in the Championship.
The team aims to become the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour and is successfully creating a ladder of development for disabled racers. 2022 will see new Team BRIT drivers Joining the Britcar grid for the first time, hoping to build on the success of drivers this year. Chris Overend and James Whitley will compete in the BMW M240i, and also hoping to race in 2022, driving the BMW 118i will be rookie drivers Tyrone Mathurin, Anji Silva-Vagdama and Paul Fullick who have each started their rookie development programmes.
This year, Andy Tucker and Luke Pound delivered fantastic performances in the Trophy Category, with Andy securing an overall P3 class finish in the BMW M240i and Luke finishing P5 in class in the BMW 118i. Both drivers secured silverware in the final race of the season.
Next year they will move up to the British Endurance Championship, driving the team’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4, taking the baton from this year’s Aston drivers Bobby Trundley and Aaron Morgan who will step up to the British GT Championship having finished P3 in class of the Endurance Category of Britcar this year.
Team BRIT founder Dave Player says, “Our first ever experience of the Britcar Championship was back in 2015. We returned in 2019and have been continually impressed by the standard of the race organisation and the professionalism of Claire and her team.
“With Le Mans in our sights, we want our drivers to begin high-standard endurance racing as soon as they start their racing career and Britcar offers just that. I know our new drivers are extremely keen to get racing and can’t wait to join the Britcar paddock where they hope to build on the success of Bobby, Aaron, Andy and Luke from this year.”
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