James part of a winning team at Silverstone

PUBLISHED: 17:30 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:30 13 November 2018

James Russell.

James Russell.

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Racing driver James Russell was part of Team BRIT which won their class at a six-hour relay race at Silverstone.

James Russell, aged 35, a racing driving from Clevedon, was part of Team BRIT which won their class at the Birkett six-hour relay race at Silverstone.

The former Clevedon School pupil was born with a congenital defect to his right lower leg and right hand, but this did not stop him playing rugby for the town club for more than 20 years.

James joined Team BRIT in 2017 and has now raced in about 10-12 races for them and is looking to compete the whole of the 2019 season. The aim of the team is to be the first all-disabled team to race at Le Mans in France.

Married with two children and now living in Nailsea, James works as a technical author in the oil and gas industry.

Team BRIT fielded a three-car team made up from the team’s two Fun Cup cars, as well as a Fun Cup car from the Giti Tyres UK Fun Cup team. Six drivers took part in the race, each getting an hour of racing.

James went out for the fourth stint in extremely difficult conditions with the safety car being employed almost immediately. Not only did the drivers finish the race with zero damage, they were winners of class C.

James would like to thank local sponsors Prolectric Limited, Paragon Garden Designs and Matt from @thegym in Nailsea.

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