A BASINGSTOKE racing driver secured second place in one of the most hotly-contested endurance racing championships in Europe.

Aaron Morgan, who drives for Team BRIT – the world’s only competitive all-disabled racing team, competed in the final round of the British GT Championship held at Donington Park alongside his teammate Bobby Trundley.

After qualifying in second place, Bobby and Aaron suffered some technical challenges during the race – meaning they finished fourth in class.

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However, their impressive points tally was such that they were named second in the Pro-Am class in the overall championship and will collect their trophies at a special awards ceremony in November.

Bobby and Aaron have made history this year by being the first-ever all-disabled team to compete in the championship.

Aaron, who is paraplegic, and Bobby, who is autistic, race the team’s Mclaren 570S GT4. The car is fitted with the team’s world-leading hand controls which enable Aaron to drive with Bobby and on equal terms with his competitors.

Aaron, 31, broke his back in a motocross accident when he was 15 and was the youngest-ever disabled person to achieve a national ‘B’ race licence when he got back into motorsport following his accident. 

Bobby, 22, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child and went on to become a five times national karting champion before joining Team BRIT in 2019.

The team’s long-term goal is to become the first-ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour, and it supports people with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport.

The team’s other six drivers are competing in the Britcar Trophy Championship and British Endurance Championship.

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Aaron said: “Finishing second in Pro-Am is an incredible achievement for the entire team, Bobby and I in our debut season in this prestigious championship. I am bursting with pride. The crew have worked tirelessly throughout the season to give us this platform and I could not be more grateful to them.

“Words cannot describe how grateful I am to my personal sponsors CDW UK and Stratos Control Systems for their support this season. Without this, and the support of our wider team sponsors and partners, none of this would have been possible.”