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By Disabled People for Disabled People

Tuesday, 17 January, 2023

Rookie disabled racing drivers sought in new Team BRIT project — TEAM BRIT

Team BRIT is announcing a new racing project for disabled rookies and is encouraging aspiring racing drivers to get in touch.

Starting this year, the team, which is the only competitive team of all-disabled racing drivers in the world, will field 2 entries in the Citroen C1 racing series, beginning at Silverstone in March.

The low cost endurance racing series sees drivers compete in standard, first generation Citroen C1s. The tightly controlled series allows no modifications to the engine or transmission – the goal being close racing for everyone on a budget.

The Team BRIT entry will consist of 2 teams of 4 drivers, one representing LGBTQ+ drivers, and a team of all-disabled drivers who require the use of hand controls. Drivers are now being sought for the all-disabled entry.

The team already confirmed will be made up of Anji Silva-Vadgama, a Team BRIT rookie who lives with multiple sclerosis, she will be joined by her wife Asha Silva who has ADHD and autism. Also on the team will be Yvonne Houffelaar, an experienced sim racer who has scoliosis, and her partner Sophie Aeronwen who is autistic.

The cars will be fitted with the team’s world-leading hand controls to enable disabled drivers to compete on equal terms.

Drivers signing up to the project will receive professional coaching, tuition, testing and support throughout the season, entering all eight races.

Team BRIT Founder Dave Player said: “We’re really excited about the launch of this project, which will add another step on our ladder of motorsport development for disabled drivers.

“Adding the C1 championship to our race calendar means that drivers who are just starting out in the sport can enter a professional and hugely popular championship at entry level, with the support and guidance they need to develop.

“We hope to attract some exciting new drivers to the team and look forward to seeing Anji and Yvonne enjoy some fun and competitive racing this year.”

The team is looking for new disabled drivers to join the project, who will benefit from the use of the team’s hand control technology. The cost to compete in the Team BRIT C1 team will be approx £10,000 per driver, which includes everything required to race including pre-season coaching, race entry and pre-event testing. *Final costs to be confirmed.*

More information on dates and costs can be found under ‘news’ on the Team BRIT website. Anyone interested in applying after reading all the information online should contactinfo@teambrit.co.uk

For more information on the C1 Racing Cup, visit https://c1racing.club

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