Team BRIT moves into Fun Cup racing
Armed Forces racing squad Team BRIT will switch to competing in the Fun Cup series next month.
The team, which gives injured British troops a chance to rehabilitate through motorsport, previously fielded a Volkswagen Golf Mk6 in both the Britcar and British round of the Creventic 24 Hours Series.
The Golf is now up for sale, and the team has ordered a 1.8-litre petrol Fun Cup car complete with sequential paddleshift transmission. Team BRIT’S first round will be at Silverstone on August 27.
Team BRIT’S trio of Joe Byrne, Mike Lewis and Warren Mckinlay will race the car. All three gained experience through the sister Kartforce programme.
Team BRIT head Dave Player said: “We really enjoyed our time in Britcar, but the Fun Cup offers more variables for the guys to learn their racecraft.
“They’ll be in a big grid where all of the cars are on a par and it comes down to driver skill to make the differences. They also get to face different race formats – from three hour races to four and we’re also planning to enter the Spa 25 Hours next season too.”
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L-R: Byrne, Lewis and Mckinlay