Xtra Potential entertained families affected by disabilities at Donington race track this October to support Team BRIT in their last race of the season “The Britcar Championship”. Team BRIT was launched in 2015 by Dave Player and is currently the only all disabled racing team competing with professional drivers on equal terms. Their current goal is to participate in the 24 hour race at Le Mans in 2022.
Despite the damp conditions racing drivers Paul Voakes and Andy Tucker finished in theBMW 118i in P2. Rookie Chris Overrend was particularly chuffed marking his debut outing with team mate Luke Pound, driving a BMW ??? with a podium finish in P3.
Families enjoyed a hearty breakfast and refreshments throughout the day in the Goddards Hospitality Suite. Activities included a motivational talk from the drivers, visits to the pits where Mike Scudamore, Commercial Director for Team BRIT explained the logistics of race participation as well as race management from “Mission Control”, opportunities for photo-and autographs.
Mike was the perfect host, chatting to guests, passing on his wealth of knowledge by answering the many questions from motorsport enthusiasts old and young.Feedback included:
– “We felt very privileged to be able to watch the race from the hospitality suite in such a prime location.”
– “Having the opportunity to see what was going on in the pits was fab – the boys were buzzing with excitement.”
Anna Norris – Director of Operations for Xtra Potential commented:-
“We provided families with a unique experience, inspiring young people and raising aspirations. Team BRIT and Xtra Potential share the same values (#believeandachieve)and we hope this is only the start of a long and fruitful collaboration.”
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