They’ve all endured life-changing injuries but these inspirational racers are revving up for the drive of their lives – at Le Mans. Team Brit – with its patron ex-Formula One World Champ Damon Hill on board – aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the legendary 24-hour endurance race in the South of France, run since 1923. Its drivers, many of them military veterans, race a range of specially adapted cars including a high-powered VW Polo, three BMW 116s and a 190mph Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4. And they are roaring their way up the motorsport ladder competing against able-bodied drivers as they target a place in the world famous event. Dave Player, a former Royal Engineers sapper who broke his neck in 1991, launched Team Brit Team Brit was launched by Dave Player, a former Royal Engineers sapper who broke his neck in 1991. Though confined to a wheelchair, Dave wanted to inspire other injured veterans to rebuild their lives. In 2002 he organised ParaKart, an international karting championship for disabled drivers. In 2010 Dave set up the charity KartForce, which ran a series of team endurance races. He set up Team Brit in 2015 to… Read full this story
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