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The objective of the British Motor Sports Assocation for the Disabled is to assist
drivers with disabilities to compete in motorsport

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Talen Skeels-Piggins

    

In 2003 Talan was paralysed form the chest down (T4/5) after a motorcycle accident.  For a few years he thought it was impossible to ride again, but then a ‘light bulb’ moment meant he thought he would give it a go.

 

Still passionate about riding bikes, Talan eased himself back into the saddle in 2009 by buying and converting a Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6.   Excited and enthused about his new found adrenaline feeder, he quickly realised that racing bikes was the challenge he sought.  After careful deliberation, the decision was made to try and race in the Minitwin series.  


No paraplegic has ever been issued a solo-motorcycle race licence by the Auto Cycle Union, until now!

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Brian Webb

    

I am 54 years old and I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes just after my third birthday in March 1958.
I never thought I would be issued with a race licence but here I am in my orange Ford Anglia 105E HSCC - HRSR pre 66 1500 GT. This is great racing!

Please see below these photos in my defence at the recent Brands Hatch meeting. 
   

My corner I think!!! - Definitely Brian, at least the nudger landed in the kitty litter as well

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     Please Note:  The next Medical Advisory Panel Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd March & 13th October 2011 ________________________________________

If you are competing in an MSA motorsport event and have a disability you must have these "D" stickers on both sides of your competition car. 

Please refer to the Blue Book for more detailed information. These are now available on the MSA website in the Online Shop under MSA Publications - Product Code S-DIS  - www.msauk.org 

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Motor sport recognition in New Year Honours - MSA News Release MSA10-001: 5 January 2010
The Motor Sports Association welcomes the New Year Honours awards made to the world of motor sport.

 

Ross Brawn, who guided his nascent Brawn GP team to the World Championship in 2009 receives an OBE
for more than 30 years of service to motor sport that has brought him no fewer than eight Drivers’ and
eight Constructors’ Formula 1 world titles.

 

Jenson Button is awarded an MBE in recognition of his performances for Brawn GP in 2009 that yielded six
race wins and his first Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship.

 

David Butler also receives an MBE for services to disabled motor sport. As Chairman of British Motor Sport for the Disabled, David Butler has been instrumental in setting the safety criteria and assessment that has opened up motor sport to disabled drivers. He is still the only disabled driver worldwide to have held both an International Race and International Rally Licence, and his persistence and dedication has now enabled
many others to follow his lead.

 

Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the Motor Sports Association, said:

“David Butler has worked tirelessly to benefit others and has greatly enhanced the status of disabled people,
especially those wishing to be involved in motor sport. He has been an inspiration, a role model and a symbol
of hope to many disabled people and he is a fully deserving of this great recognition.”

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