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Injured soliders race for Team BRIT at Brands Hatch

Two injured former soldiers raced at Brands Hatch today for Team Brit - an all disabled team of drivers.

The team offers injured military personnel and other people with disabilities the chance to compete in elite motorsports on a level playing field.

And they hope to be the first all-disabled team to take part in the Le Man 24 hour race.

Sarah Saunders spoke to drivers Warren Mckinlay and Martyn Compton.

Martyn is a former member of the household cavalry who suffered burns to 70% of his body after his tank was ambushed in Afghanistan. He was also shot.

Warren is a former royal electrical mechanical engineer who suffered a traumatic brain injury after a motorbike crash.


Race is on the help victims of chronic regional pain syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is an illness that can cause years of almost unbearable suffering - and it's incurable.

But two victims of the condition are hoping to harness the power of motorsport to raise awareness of it, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

'We want to be the first all-disabled team to enter Le Mans'

A team of disabled racing drivers - aiming to be the first ever all-disabled team to enter the Le Mans 24 hour race, have been training at the Brands Hatch race track.

The majority of the drivers are ex military veterans or serving military personnel who have sustained serious injuries. The team's advanced hand controls allow its drivers to compete on equal terms with able-bodied drivers, as Sarah Saunders reports.


Olympic cyclist joins 600 others in endurance event

The World Championship cyclist Jason Kenny OBE has been taking part in a 24 hour endurance challenge at the Brands Hatch motor circuit in Kent. His team has been raising money for the RNLI. More than 600 cyclists took to the track this afternoon. Kenny has won six Olympic Gold medals.

The video is from Revolve24.

Kent brothers gear up for truck racing final

You've obviously heard of of horse racing, dog racing and, of course, Formula One - but what about truck racing?

The British Truck Racing Championship reaches its final stages at Brands Hatch this weekend with two brothers from Kent taking part.

Andy Dickenson reports and we speak to drivers John and Steven Powell, and Ryan Smith.

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Fingers crossed for Kent's Shane Byrne at Superbikes' Brands Hatch finale

The final showdown of the 2015 British Superbikes takes place at Brands Hatch in Kent this weekend and there's a fight instore for local man Shane "Shaky" Byrne. He lags the championship leader by 47 points but could still pull off a win, as David Johns explains.

David talks to championship leader Josh Brookes, Shane Byrne and BSB Series Director Stuart Higgs.

Bow-wowie pooch unwanted after 400 viewings

Credit: Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes

An Alaskan Malamute who's been viewed by almost 400 potential new owners is marking his one year anniversary at a Kent kennels.

Theo, who has strikingly different coloured eyes, one electric blue eye and one dazzling brown, like pop star David Bowie, is currently being carried for by the Battersea dogs' home in Brands Hatch in Kent.

The three-year-old arrived at the rescue centre last year as a stray.

We love all 500 of our canine residents who arrive at our centre in Kent every year but Theo really has something special about him, winning over the hearts of so many staff and people who have met him since he arrived with us a whole year ago.

He is a beautiful boy with lots of love to give.

– Michelle Bevan, Rehoming and Welfare Manager
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