ATEC backs Team BRIT

A Brackley-based automotive business has renewed its support for one of motorsport’s most inspirational racing team.

ATEC Autotechnic, which was originally established in Germany, is a leading manufacturer of fluid transfer systems for the automotive industry, supplying parts to clients all over the world.

For the fourth year running, the company has pledged its support of Team BRIT – a racing team aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in Le Mans.

In 2014, UK manager Jeanne Robinson was introduced to the charity KartForce, which helps injured military veterans access motorsport and soon offered ATEC’s help. Charity founder, Dave Player, then created Team BRIT, providing KartForce drivers with the opportunity to move on to competitive racing.

Originally consisting of injured veterans only, the team has now opened its doors to civilian disabled drivers and has taken on its first civilian rookies. Currently competing in the UK Fun Cup championship, the team is looking to make history by competing in Le Mans by 2020.

Team founder Dave player said, ‘We are incredibly grateful to ATEC for the continued support they have offered the team.  We are looking to normalise disability and to inspire people with physical and psychological disabilities to try things they never thought possible.’