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Young people with autism invited to try out karting with racing stars

Young people with autism will have the chance to try out kart racing with support from Team BRIT racing stars at a special karting Open Day.

The event, hosted by Team Karting and sponsored by Team BRIT, will be held in Leicester on Friday 17th July at Stretton Circuit, Leicester Karting.

Team BRIT supports people with physical and psychological conditions in accessing motorsport.  Two of its drivers, Bobby Trundley and Matty Street live with autism, and it runs team ‘Racing with Autism UK’, a team of young autistic karters.

Team BRIT driver, 20-year-old Bobby Trundley, a 5 x junior karting champion, won four out of his five races for the team last year and often describes his autism as his ‘super power’ on the track.  Matty Street is the owner of Team Karting in Rochdale and works with young people in raising awareness and understanding of the condition.

During the Open Day, guests will be able to rent karts for a spin on the track from just £25 and will be able to access coaching, tuition and support from the Team BRIT drivers.  Also providing advice will be Max Spooner, Manager of eTeam BRIT, Team BRIT’s sim racing arm, who is also autistic.

Team Karting CEO and Team BRIT driver Matty Street said, “We’re really excited about our Open Day and looking forward to welcoming young people with autism and who might benefit from hearing our stories.

“Bobby and I both had a difficult time at school, as we struggle with traditional learning and with social situations, but motorsport has been life changing for us.  We want to share our experiences and encourage others to try racing as a way of coping with the challenges that autism brings.

“Who knows, we might even find our next Team BRIT rookies!”

Packages will also be available for owner testing.

For more information on the event, contact Matty Street on 07784 415394 or email matty@teamkarting.co.uk.

Social distancing measures will be in place.

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