Team BRIT moves into Fun Cup rac­ing

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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

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