RS renews Team BRIT racing team sponsorship
RS has renewed its support for Team BRIT, an all-disabled racing team which aims to change motorsport to make it truly accessible for all.
The package comprises financial support, and access to components like connectors and electronic products for hand controls. In addition, RS has provided a rapid prototyping machine (3D printer) so the team can design and test parts.
This support will help the team – which is the only competitive team of all disabled-drivers in the world – build on the success of 2022, in which it made history as the first all-disabled team to enter the British GT Championship. And it became the first ever all-disabled team to win a national racing series.
In 2023, Team BRIT will be fielding four teams in four championships, with 10 drivers competing at different levels of racing. For the first time, it will race in the Citroen C1 Championship, adding a new, entry-level offering for rookie drivers.
The team will be racing in the British GT Championship, the British Endurance Championship, the Britcar Trophy and the Citroen C1 Championship. Its race car portfolio comprises two McLaren 570S GT4s, a BMW M240i and a Citroen C1. It has also introduced four new drivers to the team, including two women.
Emma Botfield, managing director for RS UK & Ireland, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting Team BRIT for the next three years, helping the team to achieve its ambitious goals. We were compelled to get involved in 2022 after we heard the story of the engineer who used RS parts for a design change to an internal mechanism in the race car, to enable driving equality within the sport. We have been and continue to be inspired by Team BRIT who are role models, demonstrating that anything is possible with the right mindset, outlook and support. I am so excited about what the team will do this season.”
Mike Scudamore, commercial director at Team BRIT, said: “This year will be pivotal for us in the ongoing journey towards making history with a team entry in the Le Mans 24 hour race, as the first ever-disabled team to compete. We are thankful RS has decided to continue its support and join us again on this exciting journey. It is support such as this that enables us to build our ladder of opportunities for disabled drivers, break down barriers into racing, and set even more records.”
Picture shows Team BRIT driver Bobby Trundley with the McLaren 570S GT4s