Team BRIT has finished P3 in the final race of the season in the Birkett Relay at Silverstone.
On Saturday 26th October, the team fielded three cars in the iconic race which is the traditional close of the club racing season, dating back to 1951.
70 teams of between 3 and 6 drivers with 3 and 6 cars, raced in a relay format for 6 hours.
Racing for Team BRIT this year were Bobby Trundley, Matty Street, Aaron Morgan and guest driver Darren Cook.
Both Bobby and Matty live with autism and have impressed during their first season with the team this year – Bobby wining 4 out of 5 races in the BMW 116 Trophy. Aaron, a paraplegic following a motocross accident, tested in the team’s Aston Martin GT4 earlier this year and hopes to move up to GT4 racing in 2020. Darren is a long-term friend of the team, providing videography and photography services, whilst also being a major racing fan.
The weather posed a huge challenge to all the teams, with heavy rain and strong winds hitting the track throughout. The full grid saw teams packed into shared garages, creating busy pit lanes and crew areas.
Team BRIT started right at the back in P68, and first driver, Bobby spent his entire stint pushing hard, making up places until he reached an incredible P29. After 90 minutes, Aaron took over, continuing to make up even more places. By the time he handed over to Darren, the team was P2 in class on handicap and P4 overall. Darren maintained the position, before handing over to Matty. Bobby went back out to take the final 30 minutes, bringing the team home in an incredible P3 in class and P12 overall.
More than 200 guests were invited to cheer on the team in a special corporate event, hosted with Team Army. Sponsors and partners enjoyed exclusive use of the British Racing Drivers’ Club to watch the race from the warm and dry whilst teams battled it out in treacherous conditions.
CEO and Founder Dave Player said, “What a way to end our year. I’m genuinely astonished at what we have achieved in 2019. We’ve held our own in the Aston Martin in the early rounds of the Britcar Championship, one of our newest drivers has dominated in the BMW 116 Trophy and our Racing Academy has welcomed 64 disabled drivers to tracks all over the country to experience something they would never have previously had a chance to do.
“At the Birkett Relay, we demonstrated everything Team BRIT is about. Despite extremely difficult conditions, Al Locke and his fantastic team of technicians managed the cars perfectly, drivers worked in sync and put in some amazing performances, and our supporters, partners and guests joined together to cheer us on, whilst also welcoming some new rookies, set to hit the track with the team in 2020.
“I would like to thank everyone who has helped Team BRIT in any way this year. I am exceptionally proud of what we have achieved and we would not have been able to do this without the belief and hard work of everyone involved. Here’s to 2020.”