Former Royal Marine joins Team BRIT
Jamie Falvey, 32, served in the Commandos from 2010 to 2016, reaching the rank of Lance Corporal, and serving at Faslane naval base in Scotland, in Afghanistan and as a cold weather warfare specialist for exercises in Norway.
He was medically discharged in 2016 and now runs a personal training business from his own studio. He also has a passion for motorsport, having competed in national and international karting events since 2006, and is testing for the Caterham Roadsport Championship for 2018.
The Team BRIT motor racing team, which consists of drivers who are disabled, is aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. The team recently completed ‘the Longest Race in the World’ at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps – a 25-hour endurance race.
Jamie took part in a rookie day with the team at Brands Hatch last month and was assessed for his driving skills and ability. Having passed the assessment, he joined the team at its last two races of the season.
The team has developed the world’s most advanced hand control technology to allow its drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied competitors. These controls are specially adapted for each driver, allowing those with varying disabilities, such as Olivia Jackson who has one arm, and double-leg amputee Andy Searle, to race as part of the same team.
The team is not a charity, but a competitive racing team like any other, with each driver being taught the business of motorsport. Powerful partnerships are set up with corporate backers such as title sponsor Brit Insurance, and Jamie will be working to engage with personal sponsors to progress his driving career. He says, ‘I have an extremely competitive nature and absolutely love racing so being part of Team BRIT is fantastic. The opportunity and potential that Team BRIT offers is massive and I am delighted to be a part of this.
Further information on Team BRIT is available at www.teambrit.co.uk You can also follow the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for up-to-date news and announcements.
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