A DEVOTED motorsports enthusiast from Wokingham entered and won his first ever race as part of a competitive team.

19-year-old Bobby Trundley, who was diagnosed with autism when he was four took part in the Gaz Shocks BMW 116 Trophy race at Brands Hatch on Sunday, April 14.

Mr Tundley recently joined the BRIT competitive racing team, which consists of members who are injured military troops.

Bobby believes the team gave him the opportunity to do what he loves.

Bobby said: "I thought I would never have the opportunity to race in a car until I met Team BRIT driver, Warren McKinlay, who introduced me to the team’s founder, Dave Player.

“A massive thank you to the whole team for working super hard behind the scenes to make this happen and for the incredible support I have received. I am overwhelmed.

“Team BRIT really does make dreams a reality.”

Having qualified in the morning Bobby maintained his second-place position until the halfway point. He visited the pits as part of a compulsory one-minute stop and then joined the race in pole position.

As the chequered flag came down, he was ahead of the closest competitor and secured his first win.

Dave Player, CEO and founder of Team Brit added: “We’re all over the moon for Bobby and so proud of what he has achieved. He raced the perfect race smooth, patient and consistent driving to hold his position.”

Mr Trundley first sat in a cadet go-kart when he was 10 years old, where he discovered he had a talent for driving.

Mr Player said: “When he joined the team, Bobby was quiet, nervous and depended on his mum to accompany him wherever he went.

“We now see a confident, happy young man that attends every event we host, speaking with drivers, sponsors, crew, and working so very hard to the best that he can be.

“Bobby’s future is incredibly bright and I hope that this first win will encourage some local organisations to lend their support to him – this is just the first of many victories for Bobby.”

The teenagers next race will be in round two of the BMW 116 Trophy, at Croft Race Circuit on the June 1.