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Firm with Gloucestershire base supporting revolutionary racing academy's Le Man 24 hour dream

A pioneering Racing Academy for drivers with disabilities is set to grow in 2020 thanks to support from the UK's largest vehicle salvage and recycling company with bases in Gloucestershire.

SYNETIQ who have a base in Cinderford as well as a used vehicle parts shop in Gloucester have become the latest supporter of Team BRIT.

Team BRIT was set up as a Racing Academy in 2019 and aims to support people with physical and psychological challenges to access motor sport.

The Racing Academy enables any disabled driver with a full UK licence to access professional coaching and tuition at race tracks all using the team's world-leading hand control technology.

Team BRIT are aiming to become the first team of all disabled drivers to compete at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

SYNETIQ is supplying Team BRIT with salvage vehicles from its market-leading online auction, plus any parts the team require.

The BRIT team of technical experts will then re-build and upgrade the cars, specially adapting them for the Racing Academy.

SYNETIQ's support has enabled the team to purchase its second Academy car, a BMW M240i - F22, meaning even more clients can take part in these opportunities.

Mark Schofield, Director at SYNETIQ said: "We're delighted to announce our new relationship with Team BRIT - an inspiring and truly unique racing team.

"In doing so, we are helping to make motorsport accessible to current and future Team BRIT drivers, who previously may not have dreamed of such an opportunity."

Dave Player, Team BRIT Team Principal said: "We are incredibly grateful for the support SYNETIQ is providing our team and our Racing Academy.

"As industry-leaders, their confidence and belief in what we are trying to achieve means so much.

"Their support will allow us to increase the number of Academy sessions we can offer, so that we can welcome even more disabled drivers to our track days.

"For many, these opportunities are something they never thought would be possible for them, so by helping us, SYNETIQ is opening the door to motorsport for so many people.

"I'd like to thank them on behalf of everyone at Team BRIT and look forward to working with them throughout 2020."

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