11. März 2019
After an exciting 2018 racing campaign, which featured a coveted top ten finish, Allied Mobility would be mad not to sponsor Aaron Morgan for 2019! We caught up with him as he prepared himself, and his car, for the 2019 BMW Compact Cup.
Great to have you back Aaron! Are you geared up for the new season?
It’s great to be starting another season with Allied Mobility returning as my sponsor. I’m very grateful for all of your support. As always the winter months seem to drag on forever for me and I’m now itching to get back on the track again!
For those who aren’t aware, you started racing motorbikes when you were seven years old but switched to cars after an accident paralysed you from the waist down. What do you like best about racing cars?
As I started racing bikes at such a young age, speed and adrenaline have always been a huge draw for me. Following my accident, I tried a few wheelchair sports but I didn’t get the same buzz from them until I tried car racing. I really like that I’m able to compete on a level playing field with the able-bodied drivers. My disability doesn’t affect the way that I race.
We know you use hand controls in your car to operate the clutch and break. Have you made any more modifications to the car ahead of the new season?
Over the winter months no further modifications have been made to my hand controls. I installed a new clutch system last year and it greatly improved my starts!
You had a great top 10 finish last season, congratulations! Do you have a game plan to ensure more of them this season?
Thanks! I’ll be doing my upmost to repeat that kind of performance again this season. There will be old drivers returning to the grid as well as new ones so the competition will be as fierce as ever.
Any advice for disabled sports lovers looking to get into racing?
My advice is to start by trying your hand at simulation racing on games such as Project Cars, Forza Horizon or iRacing. Due to the realism of modern games, this is a great way to learn racing lines and also the basics of car handling. Track days for the disabled are few and far between but opportunities are increasing. If you wish to get your racing license, the first step to this is to approach the British Motorsport Association for the Disabled.