A military veteran from Farnsfield is setting his sights on GT motor racing as Team BRIT reveals its Aston Martin Vantage.
32-year-old Jamie Falvey is a driver for Team BRIT – motorsport’s most inspirational team – which aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to compete in the Le Mans 24 hour.
Jamie joined the team last year, whilst it competed in the UK Fun Cup Championship. The team along with patron Damon Hill, recently revealed its fully liveried, full-spec Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 and announced plans for an assault on a selection of Blue Ribband races in 2018.
The team’s drivers live with a range of disabilities. Many are injured troops, some are amputees, and in September 2017 the team opened its doors to civilian drivers to widen opportunities and to promote its ‘Believe and Achieve’ ethos.
Drivers use the world’s most advanced hand control technology, designed and developed by the team’s founder, Dave Player, along with experts, MME Motorsport. The controls mean that the drivers with a range of requirements, such as Ash Hall who is a double leg amputee, and Jamie who has hearing difficulties, can compete in the same team, switching between adapted and conventional controls.
The team will continue to compete in the single-make championship with rookies this year. More experienced drivers will move up to GT racing, using the same controls which have been installed in the team’s Aston Martin.
Jamie served in the Marine Commandos from 2010 to 2016, to the rank of Lance Corporal. In 2016 he was medically discharged after sustaining permanent hearing damage and tinnitus. He now runs a personal training business from his own studio and has a passion for motorsport, having competed in national and overseas karting events since 2006, and is testing for the Caterham 270R Championship for 2018.
Jamie said: “The team is centered around an ethos of ‘Believe and Achieve’, and our progress to this level of racing is a reflection of the belief and determination we have. We want to show disabled people all over the world that anything is possible. We are normalising disability and proving that we can compete on a totally level playing field with able-bodied drivers.”
The team’s two Fun Cup cars begin racing when the championship kicks off on 7th April at Oulton Park.
If you are interested in supporting Team BRIT on its journey to Le Mans either through commercial or driver sponsorship packages then please contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.teambrit.co.uk