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.
SYNETIQ Ltd, which is based in Doncaster, has become the latest supporter of Team BRIT, which aims to be the first all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour. Through its Racing Academy, set up in 2019, it supports people with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport.
The Racing Academy enables any disabled driver with a full UK licence to access professional coaching and tuition at race tracks all over the country using the team’s world-leading hand control technology.
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 these 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.
SYNETIQ Ltd was created in March 2019. As the largest UK-owned salvage and vehicle recycling company, SYNETIQ creates intelligent solutions for some of the country’s leading insurers, fleets and police forces. SYNETIQ is trusted to reuse and recycle vehicles through their online auction, green parts, and recycling processes and are also a provider of software and VRM data solutions.
Having grown significantly since the business merger that saw its launch, SYNETIQ is now raising industry standards in compliance, innovation, value and customer experience. Headquartered in Doncaster, SYNETIQ has over 590 employees at locations across England and Scotland.
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.”