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Injured Vets Seek Le Mans Glory

Four injured veterans are hoping to become the first all-disabled team to compete in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Four injured veterans are hoping to become the first all-disabled team to compete in the Le Mans 24-hour race.

Part of Team BRIT motor-racing, they're aiming to do so thanks to state-of-the-art technology.

The four drivers have all sustained serious injuries during their time in the military. Three of them are unable to drive a standard vehicle and so use advanced hand control technology installed in the team’s cars.

Ade Adepitan inspects Team Brit race car

The cars abilities were showcased at Bedford Autodrome.

Among the guests were Paralympic gold medalist and London Marathon winner David Weir and Paralympic basketball player and TV presenter Ade Adepitan.

Team BRIT aims to be the first all-disabled team to compete in Le Mans, but to achieve it they need to progress through a series of races, starting with the Fun Cup Championship at Silverstone beginning on April 8th.

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