Sport

Invictus Athletes Finally Get Behind Wheel Of Jaguar Supercars

The Invictus Games Racing team is preparing to compete for the first time, in the British GT Championship at Oulton Park over the Easter...

The Invictus Games Racing team is preparing to compete for the first time, in the British GT Championship at Oulton Park over the Easter weekend.

The team features injured Royal Marines, Army and RAF personnel as drivers and will be hitting the track in two high-performance Jaguars, specially adapted for them.

Invictus Athletes Finally Get Behind Wheel Of Jaguar Supercars

The athletes were finally able to get behind the wheel of two state-of-the-art Jaguar F-Type SVR supercars on a rather dreary day.

Three months have passed since the team was officially launched at the Autosport International Racing Car Show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and the drivers have been working 24-7 to get the cars ready for the new season.

It's been massively intense preparing to compete in the British GT Championship but no stone has been left unturned to make sure the Jaguars can line up in the best-possible shape.

Testing will take place on Friday at Oulton Park in Cheshire, with qualifying on Saturday and two races on Easter Monday. 

Invictus Athletes Finally Get Behind Wheel Of Jaguar Supercars

Former RAF Sergeant Ben Norfolk battled serious mental health issues to get here and wants to grab this opportunity which has changed his life. He told Forces Network:

"Being part of an organisation that's going in the same direction, where everyone wants the same goal, is a phenomenal opportunity. It's a great showcase for recovery sport."

This weekend at Oulton Park will show exactly how far the team have come in a short time.

Invictus Athletes Finally Get Behind Wheel Of Jaguar Supercars