CEO & Founder
Dave Founded KartForce in 2010, following years of experience in disability sport. In 2015 he formed Team BRIT, giving KartForce drivers the opportunity to step up to competitive racing against able-bodied drivers.
Dave served as a Royal Engineer in the Army from 1983 – 1988. He then joined the family real estate business in the Algarve where he suffered a spinal injury in 1991. After rehabilitation he set up his own businesses, all connected to sport, tourism and property. These included managing international sporting events at European & Paralympic levels.
He returned to the UK and wanted to work with injured troops. Having experience in re-shaping and creating a new life in a wheelchair from the age of 23, he offers his knowledge & guidance to others in similar circumstances.
Dave designed a set of hand controls that could fit any kart, allowing drivers with a wide variety of disabilities to compete on a level playing field with able-bodied drivers. This was the start of KartForce. He has now gone on to develop world-leading hand controls putting Team BRIT at the pinnacle of disability motorsport technology.
To contact Dave email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 770601.
Mike Joined the Team in September 2015 to assist Team Principal Dave Player in creating a strategic sponsorship acquisition strategy.
Mike has a wealth of commercial experience from his time in F1 with the Team that started out as Virgin Racing before morphing into the Marussia F1 Team. Mike left the Team to set up his own agency in October 2014. Apex Sports Marketing work with rights holders to secure sponsorship and with brands on their sponsorship activations such as incentives and hospitality programmes.
Mike has been instrumental in securing the long term financial future of Team BRIT and continues to work towards raising the required funds to enable the Team to take the necessary steps up the motorsport ladder to Le Mans.
When Mike is not working, he can be found supporting his boys playing football on a Saturday morning or out and about walking his Old English Sheepdog Lola.
If you would like to speak to Mike to understand what partnerships are available with Team BRIT please email him email@example.com or call him on +44(0)7787 546 095
PR & Marketing Manager
Lucy joined the team in February 2017 when she coordinated extensive PR coverage around the launch of Team BRIT’s new title sponsor.
With years of experience in the corporate communications industry, she set up her own independent PR consultancy in September 2016 and provides a range of PR and communications services through Extra Mile PR.
Her work for Team BRIT is focussed on generating as much interest as possible in the team, spreading the word about their inspirational story, their successes and their Le Mans dream.
Lucy lives in Suffolk with her husband and 5-year-old son. She’s a keen runner, socialiser and enjoys the great outdoors with the family and Labrador, Charlie.
To contact Lucy with any press or PR queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07734 865260
Social Media Manager
Cat joined the team in February 2017. A Business Management and Marketing student at the University of West England in Bristol, Cat founded PR17 Motorsport PR Services in May 2016, after building the business for a year.
She now manages Team BRIT’s social media channels, keeping fans and communities updated on all the team’s news and events.
Cat grew up surrounded by motorsport and has experience in kart racing in a number of championships. Sadly she was diagnosed with osteoporosis so can no longer compete, but loves being trackside at events. She is also a dance teacher.
To get in touch with Cat about Team BRIT on socials, contact her via catrin@PR17Motorsport.com or on 07531149190.
Team Manager and Driver Coach
The Team Brit cars are prepared and run by Plans Performance. Plans’ owner, Graham Horgan, is an entrepreneur and racing driver. His professional background is in management consulting in the automotive industry. He has worked with Ford, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Toyota amongst others. He has a degree in engineering and post-graduate business qualifications from the London Business School and Harvard University. He was a member of the British Junior Rally team in the 1980s and has raced professionally in the UK, Mainland Europe, USA, China, South Korea and Australia.
To contact Graham with any technical or race queries, email email@example.com or call 01483 898888.
Al has a strong background in racing and sports cars. After graduating with an honours degree in Motorsport he worked extensively in karts, single seaters and saloons before joining Plans Performance as a #1 mechanic. Al has also been the team manager for Kartforce for the past three years.
He lives by the sea with his partner Rachel, their two sons, and a little Jack Russell who thinks she's human.