Former Formula One World Champion Damon Hill has showcased Team BRIT’s world-leading hand control technology when he joined the team and crew at a special event at Brands Hatch race circuit. Damon completed high-speed laps of the famous circuit, demonstrating the power of the controls and proving that the team will be competitive and successful as it moves up the motorsport ladder towards its goal of becoming the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour race. The team recently announced its move to GT racing in 2018 and revealed its full-spec Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The team has developed the world’s most advanced hand control technology which allows its disabled drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied drivers.
Team BRIT founder and CEO Dave Player said “We are extremely proud to have the support and backing of one of Britain’s finest racing drivers. Having Damon drive our Aston and seeing him so impressed with the hand controls meant so much to us. 2018 is set to be our biggest year yet as we enter GT racing and I’m looking forward to seeing our drivers’ progress and showing new rookies what is possible thanks to our technology.”
Damon is a patron of the team and has supported team founder Dave Player since the team was established in 2015. Damon’s son Josh worked with the team’s linked charity, KartForce, which helps injured military troops to access karting. Damon said, “I think Team BRIT have created the perfect rehabilitation challenge for injured servicemen and women. Motorsport demands total commitment and thorough preparation. Problems are there to be overcome. The race is always on! So if you are out of action for the services, there are plenty of challenges ahead in motorsport, which is the perfect medicine for putting history to bed. I wish TEAM Brit all the very best with their adventure and I am very honoured to have been asked to endorse this endeavour. See you at Le Mans!”
Team BRIT CEO and Founder Dave Player said, “We cannot thank our sponsors enough for the support they provide. To put it simply – they are helping us make history. We are not a charity, we are a serious, competitive racing team, so we depend on our sponsors to keep us on the race track. With their help, we are normalising disability and showing other wounded service personnel and other disabled people that anything is possible. With our entry to GT racing this year we are one step closer to Le Mans and we can’t wait to show the world what we can achieve.”
See a video of Damon demonstrating the hand controls, produced by Beauty and the Bear Productions here.