Chris' racing car dream is one step closer but he still needs your help - The Evesham Observer

Chris' racing car dream is one step closer but he still needs your help

Evesham Editorial 27th Sep, 2017   0

AN INSPIRATIONAL disabled Evesham man is one step closer to making his dream come true after he was offered a test drive with a top racing car team.

Chris Carter, a father of two, was born with cerebral palsy and was told he would never be able to drive but so far this has not stopped him from making his dream of becoming a British Touring Car driver a reality.

The determined car lover spoke to the Observer earlier this month after he launched a fundraising page to help raise the £5,500 he needs to pay for the license he needs to gain, equipment and for maintenance of the car to become a BTCC driver.

He has even attracted the support of former Formula 1 champion Damon Hill.

In a big step which could help Chris secure a race seat for next season, the Matrix Motorsport Team which races in the Renault UK Clio Cup has offered the Evesham man a test day in one of their cars.

The test day would include full use of the car, data logging, access to an engineer and tuition.

However, in order to take part in the test day Chris will need to raise £2,000 in just four weeks and he is hoping town residents and businesses will dig deep to help make his dream come true.

“This could literally be a massive development for me,” Chris told the Observer.

“To be in with a chance of testing/racing with a promising team in a very competitive series would be a dream come true.

“I’ve been put in contact with another disabled person in a similar situation to myself who’s always wanted to race. While I’m doing this to fulfil a personal goal, I want to inspire others to follow their dreams.”

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