BASINGSTOKE motor racing driver Aaron Morgan will be heading to Donington on September 12 for a track day to test the Team BRIT’s Aston Martin V8 Vantage

The disabled 29-year-old racer from Basingstoke broke his back in a motocross accident is moving up the motorsport ladder thanks to support from an all-disabled racing team.

Morgan, is a IT solutions specialist was involved in a life-changing accident 13 years ago.

Since 2014, Morgan has raced as the only disabled driver in the BMW Compact Cup Championship. Having been approached by founder and CEO of Team BRIT, Dave Player, Morgan is set to take to the track in an Aston Martin GT4this coming week.

The team, which is a competitive racing team of disabled drivers, aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour. Through its Racing Academy, it supports drivers with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport

Morgan said: “People are often surprised to hear me say this but I consider myself lucky. I’m lucky to be alive and it’s probably because I was so young when I had my accident, that I’ve been able to adapt and create a positive life around my disability.

“Racing has always been a passion of mine and it’s been so important for me to continue this, despite my disability. Team BRIT is offering me the next step forward in my career and I can’t wait to get out in the Aston.

“The team’s hand controls are the best in the world and the ideal way for me to get even more competitive on the track.”