DAF Dealer network backs Team BRIT disabled racing team
DAF Trucks and its DAF Dealer network are backing Team BRIT, ‘the most inspirational team in motorsport’, with the donation of a top-of-the-range New XF 530 FT 4x2 tractor with Super Space Cab and race trailer. Team BRIT is a competitive motor racing team made up of disabled drivers – many of whom are ex- or serving-military troops – who compete on a level playing field against able-bodied drivers.
The trailer – a collaborative donation by DAF Trucks and its UK network of DAF sales dealerships – was unveiled at Silverstone last weekend where Team BRIT competed in the Fun Cup Championship. The vehicle is decked in Team BRIT livery featuring the team’s Aston Martin racing car which, together with its Fun Cup cars, will be transported to events in the UK and overseas.
Team BRIT’s New XF DAF truck will make its way off the production line in September. Until then, a loan truck will be used to move the trailer, which will help promote the team on motorways up and down the country.
Team BRIT aims to be the first all-disabled team to race at the Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race, having already competed in the Aton Martin Le Mans Festival at the famous La Sarthe circuit earlier this year.
“On behalf of our DAF Dealer network, we’re only too happy to be helping Team BRIT with their logistics operations,” said DAF Trucks’ head of marketing, Phil Moon, “We have commercial partnerships with a select few motorsport teams and we recognise an outfit with the right credentials when we see one. We are extremely impressed with Team BRIT’s dedication to helping disabled racing and this was big draw for us.
“Team BRIT’s profile is on the rise,” he said, “and we’re looking forward to accompanying them on the journey.”
Team BRIT Founder and CEO, Dave Player, said, “We still can’t quite believe that we have a vehicle as impressive as this. The truck and trailer provide us with the superior quality transportation equipment we need to help us move our cars and our kit safely and securely.
“Having our branding and the images of our cars proudly displayed across the trailer is just incredible and makes such an impact. It will be a real head turner, which will help to spread our message far and wide. We need people to know who we are and what we do, so that together we can make a real impact on motorsport,” he said.
“I am so incredibly grateful to everyone at DAF Trucks for choosing to get behind us. We look forward to continuing our journey to Le Mans with their support.”