Basingstoke racing driver Aaron Morgan has kickstarted a new season of racing with early success, as part of Team BRIT.

Aaron drives for Team BRIT, the world’s only competitive all-disabled racing team, alongside teammate Bobby Trundley. Last year, the pair made history by becoming the first ever all-disabled team to compete in the British GT Championship, and finished in an impressive 2nd in class.

Aaron and his teammate Bobby Trundley are now competing in the McLaren Trophy Europe Series, with races taking place at European tracks throughout the year.

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In the first race of the season, held at Paul Ricard Circuit in France on June 3 and June 4, the pair secured their first silverware of the season, taking 2nd place in their class in both races.

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. 

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Bobby, 23, was diagnosed with severe autism as a child and went on to become a five-time national karting champion, before joining Team BRIT in 2019.

The year started with the pair entering the British GT Championship once again.  After the second round, a decision was made to move to the McLaren Trophy Europe Series to provide a level playing field with classes specifically for the McLaren 570S.

Aaron said: “We had such an incredible time at the opening round of the McLaren Trophy Europe Championship.  The Paul Ricard circuit is an amazing track and we were so happy to secure two second-place finishes in our class.

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“I can’t thank the crew enough – our car was flying all weekend thanks to the hard work they all put in. My teammate Bobby was awesome as ever and my sponsors CDW have been backing me all the way.

“We race at Spa later this month which I’m really looking forward to. Last year we had an amazing race there in the British GT Championship, winning our class and taking 3rd in the overall GT4 race, so we have lots of confidence ahead of the next round.”

Aaron races again at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium from June 29 until July 1.