Bobby rides to victory in his second Team BRIT race

INSPIRATIONAL teenager Bobby Trundley was victorious as he won his second race driving for Team BRIT, a team of all-disabled drivers.

Last weekend, Bobby competed in the second round of the BMW 116 Trophy, driving one of the team’s BMWs with a standard set up and double leg amputee and team mate Rich Newton, drove using the team’s world leading hand controls.

As the race got underway, Bobby found himself pinned to the inside by the pack through turn one and again through the chicane, forcing him off line and losing positions in an effort to keep free of incidents.

But he soon made the places back as the grid spread, with a flawless pitstop helping him maintain his lead for the rest of the race. He set the fastest lap of the race and crossed the line in pole position, a huge 22 seconds ahead of the next competitor.

Wokingham based Bobby, who is autistic, said that being part of the squad is being life-changing.

“At the moment it feels like I’m living in a dream world. I’ve karted for years and have won five titles, but my first race for Team BRIT was the first time I’ve competed in a car race, so to win both races is just incredible,” he said.

“I never thought I’d have the chance to be part of a team like this. Racing helps me manage my autism, and being part of Team BRIT is changing my life.”

 

Andy Preston

Sports reporter for The Wokingham Paper. Sport Journalism graduate from the University of Brighton.

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