Gemma Trotter has been given a drive with Berkshire-based Team BRIT, who have secured several class wins in the Britcar Dunlop MSA British Endurance Championship. The team are eyeing endurance opportunities with a view to entering the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2018. With this goal in mind, they have added Trotter to their existing driver line-up, joining Mark Allen, Martyn Compton, and Cameron McDonnell. They plan to join the Creventic 24 Hours Series in 2016. Trotter debuted for Team BRIT in the 3-hour Johnny Herbert Karting Challenge in December.
"I've been given an opportunity of a lifetime to achieve something beyond my wildest dreams,' she said of the opportunity. "I'm going to show the world what can be achieved when you set your aims firmly on a goal."
Team founder and CEO, Dave Player said, "After hearing about her history, it's clear she has racing in the blood. Even though Gemma is not an injured veteran, we feel inspired to do something."
Trotter was given the opportunity to race with Team BRIT through her ambassadorship for the Douglas Bader Foundation. The team took an instant liking to her, and decided to incorporate her in their outfit as they move towards their Le Mans goal. She will begin her training schedule at iZone at Silverstone in order to prepare for the coming season.