Spinal Track

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A new ini­tia­tive to help dis­abled driv­ers gain ex­pe­ri­ence on track has been launched. Spinal Track is a not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that aims to in­tro­duce dis­abled driv­ers to the thrills of mo­tor­sport. The or­gan­i­sa­tion has been es­tab­lished by paral­ysed racer Nathalie Mc­gloin and race and rally driver Andrew Bayliss. It has con­verted a Volk­swa­gen Golf GTI to race-spec and has adapted it with hand con­trols and will use the car for ex­pe­ri­ence and train­ing days. Through spon­sor­ship with Sil­ver­stone Cir­cuits Ltd and cor­po­rate firms, the use of Spinal Track is free of charge to el­i­gi­ble par­ties. Team GB Wheel­chair Bas­ket­ball player Richard Sar­gent was one of the first driv­ers to sam­ple the pro­gramme at Sil­ver­stone last week.

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