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Posted by portugalpress on March 09, 2018

Team BRIT, a motor racing team of disabled drivers that aims to be the first-ever to compete in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours race, is carrying out an Aston Martin test event at Portimão’s international racetrack this weekend.

The event started today and will continue until Sunday and will see the team’s drivers taking to the region’s world-famous racing circuit to test the team’s unique Aston Martin Vantage for the first time.

“It’s one of my favourite race tracks in the world,” team coach Graham Horgan told the Resident, explaining that the test event aims to prepare the team for a support race at Le Mans this year.

By 2020, Horgan aims to see his team become the first all-disabled motor racing team taking part in the main Le Mans race.

What’s so impressive about Team BRIT is that its drivers live with a range of disabilities. Many are injured troops, others are amputees, and last year the team opened its doors to civilian drivers to widen opportunities and to promote its ‘Believe and Achieve’ ethos.

The team uses “world-leading hand control technology” to allow its disabled drivers to compete equally.

Further information about the team can be found at