Aaron Morgan, 22 is preparing to compete in the 2013 Marangoni Tyres Production BMW Championship in association with kwik-fit.
The 2011 season saw Aaron enter the Production BMW championship as the only disabled driver on the grid as well as one of the youngest competitors. He competes using only his hands to operate the vehicle controls. Four non-finishes during the championship truly tested his grit and determination but he bounced back from these to achieve three points finishes, making him the first disabled driver to score points in the championship.
This determination was acknowledged by Stratos control systems, awarding Aaron the Driver of the year award for the 2011 season.
Aaron continued to build on the success of his debut year, achieving 5 points finishes on his way to 31st position in the 2012 championship.
The Basingstoke driver has an impressive racing background. Competing in motocross from an early age, he was awarded the ‘most improved rider of the year’ award in just his second season racing. Aaron competed in motocross for eight years accumulating 72 trophies in this successful time.
During the 2006 motocross season Aaron had a big accident which left him a permanent wheelchair user. This forced him to rebuild himself and ignited his determination not to let his disability get in his way. “His positive attitude and determination not to let his disability hold him back are hugely impressive” Maria Miller, Basingstoke councillor. In the 6 years since his ten months of gruelling rehabilitation, Aaron has gone on to pass his driving test in a specially adapted vehicle, pass three A levels, became the youngest ever disabled person to be awarded a motorsport racing license, graduated from Brunel university and competes in motorsport.
Aaron is planning to compete in all the races of the championship to his utmost ability, and is inviting sponsors. In return for the support, Aaron will provide as much publicity as possible, including displaying the company’s logo and speaking about the company. Aaron would also be happy to participate in any publicity or public relations activity regarding the sponsorship, such as photographs, interviews and exhibition appearances.
However sponsoring Aaron is definitely not just about placing branding on the race car and watching Aaron drive at your expense – both parties must enjoy a return on the investment. The opportunity exists to increase the sponsors credibility, enhance its image, company prestige and to use the sponsorship as a sales tool via inviting potential customers to race weekends and spending the full day with them.
Aaron will be racing in an E30 BMW 320 which is painted in black and will feature some very eye-catching day glow yellow stickers. The car has already been built to championship specification and has been adapted for him to race. The sponsorship money will be spent on the running costs for the season which is around £7000.
Aaron do not require a lot, just a company that will support the beginning of his racing career.
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