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Veterans Race To Become First All-Disabled Team To Take On Le Mans

Team BRIT travelled to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court for a motivational visit ahead of the race next month...

A team of injured former service personnel is hoping to become the first all-disabled team to race on the famous Le Mans circuit.

Team BRIT travelled to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court for a motivational visit ahead of the race next month.

One of the drivers is Warren McKinlay, who loves to burn rubber in his 3.4-litre Aston Martin.

The former mechanic with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, who was left with a broken back, pelvis and traumatic brain injury after a motorcycle accident in 2005, can't wait to take on the Le Mans circuit.

Veterans Race To Become First All-Disabled Team To Take On Le Mans

Team BRIT's visit to Headley Court is all about inspiring those currently going through treatment.

Former Army engineer Ashley Hall had to have his legs amputated when he was hit by an IED in Afghanistan in 2010.

Ash spent seven years at Headley Court in and out of rehab but is now one of the team's drivers, having mastered his vehicle using specially-developed wheel hand controls.

This year will be the first time Team BRIT has attempted the legendary course at Le Mans, but the ultimate goal is to enter the punishing 24 hours endurance race Le Mans is famous for.

They're also hoping to inspire some of those who are at the beginning of their recovery to join them.

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