Photographer inspired to support national racing team for injured troops - The Coventry Observer

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Photographer inspired to support national racing team for injured troops

Emily Fish 4th Jun, 2017

A COVENTRY photographer has been inspired by a close friend to support a national racing team for injured troops.

Multi-published photo journalist Dave Archer volunteered to become the team photographer for the British Racing Injured Troops (Team BRIT).

The team is made up of ex and serving military personnel who have sustained serious injuries and are disabled.

Dave’s close friend Flt Lt Sean Cunningham was killed in 2008 whilst serving with the Red Arrows.

As a tribute to him the Coventry photographer feels it is important to support Team BRIT.

He said: “With links to the armed forces and combat injuries, I understand and appreciate the overwhelming challenge the drivers and team founder are continuing to overcome and conquer on a day-to-day basis.

“The end goal of Le Mans 2020 is a mountain but I’m sure they will achieve it with the right determination and media exposure.”

Team BRIT aims to become the first ever all-disabled team to race at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race.

It has gained sponsorship deals from companies such as Brit Insurance, Fraikin and Giti Tires, along with public support from patrons Damon Hill OBE and Jonny Herbert.

The inspirational team is beginning its journey towards Le Mans with the Fun Cup series later this year.

They have completed two races to date and have their third at Brands Hatch on Saturday, June 3.

Nikon ambassador Dave accompanies the team at every race to capture the fun and excitement and help them gain local and national press coverage – encouraging public backing.

For more information on Team BRIT Visit

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