A YOUNG autistic racing driver took part in a six hour race to raise awareness of disabilities in motorsports.

Bobby Trundley from Wokingham races for Team BRIT, an all disabled racing team that supports drivers with a range of physical and psychological challenges to access the sport.

The 20-year-old came second in a six hour endurance race as part of Team 'Racing with Autism', against 44 other teams.

He said: "It was great to get back on track with Team RWA. Together, we are proving that autism is not necessarily a barrier to achieving great things." Bobby joined 15-year-old Jack Fergusen from Ipswich, Sandro Ballesteros and Flashman Finneran to form part of the team at the race in Milton Keynes.

A total of 45 teams took part in the race, with 25 SODI karts in their class and 20 in the DMAX class.

The Wokingham racing driver drove in the qualifier sessions, taking the team to first position in the SODI class.

Jack and Sandro then secured the fastest two laps of the race with Flashman continuing the fast pace.

Out of the 45 karts, Team RWA came 7th overall.

Team BRIT is the branch of the charity KartForce which was set up to inspire people with disabilities, post traumatic stress disorder and mental health issues to take part in motorsports.

It aims to show people that anything can be achieved if you can believe it.

Bobby added: “I have been really proud to be part of RWA again, and am really grateful for Team BRIT’s support in making this happen."