A YOUNG racing driver from Wokingham is preparing to return to the racetrack after lockdown has kept the community indoors.

Bobby Trundley, aged 21 and from Wokingham, was diagnosed with autism at four years old and is now part of an all-disabled racing team, TeamBrit, who aim to be the first all-diabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour.

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Throughout the lockdown Mr Trundley was participating in a number of 'eRaces', where drivers race online in realistic driving simulators, however he is about to enter the BritCar championship.

Bobby's first race of the year is set to take place at Silverstone, competing in the team's Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4.

Bobby said: “To me racing is so much more than getting in the car and winning races.

Photo: Scruffy Bear Pictures.

Photo: Scruffy Bear Pictures.

"Racing with Team BRIT has helped me move towards an independent and fulfilling future, wherever my path takes me.

"This year is about trying to give something back to all who have put their faith and trust in me.

"To the team who work incredibly hard for us drivers and to our vital, valued sponsors and supporters without whom none of this would be possible.

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"2021 brings us closer than ever before to our shared dream, to race in 'The 24 Hours of Le Man' where we will prove to the world that a diverse and inclusive culture promotes success in all walks of life.

"In the words of the legendary Steve McQueen "Racing is life". Without racing and the inspirational people in my life where would I be now?”

For more information on Team BRIT, visit www.teambrit.co.uk.