A RACE CAR driver from Wokingham, driving for an all-disabled team, took on Formula 1 legends Damon Hill and Johnny Herbert in a charity karting event.

Bobby Trundley, Wokingham resident and Team BRIT race car driver, joined his team mates in the Halow Project’s Damon Hill Karting Challenge on July 13, finishing in second place.

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Bobby was diagnosed with severe autism as a child and discovered karting when he was 10.

He found racing to have a positive impact on the challenges posed by the condition and went on to become a five times karting champion.

He joined Team BRIT in 2019 and this year has secured silverware in three out of four rounds of the Britcar Championship.

The Team BRIT drivers lined up against a host of other teams, which took to the grid at Sandown Park in Esher to support the Halow Project.

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The charity supports young people aged 16+ with learning disabilities on their journey into adult life.

It helps give young people the chance to enjoy an active social life, make new friends, and find further education and employment training.

Former F1 superstar Damon Hill, who is a Team BRIT supporter, is also a patron for the charity. Every year a karting challenge, led by Damon, is held to raise crucial funds.

Bobby said: “I absolutely loved racing in the Halow Project event again on Tuesday. To go back to the race that introduced me to Team BRIT, joined by my team mates, and now saying I’m a GT4 driver was just really special.

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“The charity does such great work with young people who face challenges of all kinds – something that I relate to personally, so it was a privilege to be asked to join and fantastic to help them raise funds.

“Damon has been so supportive of me in the past, so I was proud to be able to update him on my development with the team, and racing against him and Johnny Herbert was so much fun. I hope we can return and try to defend our podium position next year.”

To learn more about the charity and to donate, visit the Halow Project website. Information on Team BRIT can be found at www.teambrit.co.uk