In a slight departure from our usual ongoing sponsorship commitments Origin are supporting a motor racing team, Team 48, who are competing in 9 race meetings at 8 different UK circuits in the Aphashop Championships 2013.
Team member and ex International football star, Luther Blissett adds, "Team48 is a GT and sports car racing company, based in Buckinghamshire. “48” represents the year (1948) when the SS Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, Essex carrying the first significant migrants from the Caribbean.
The Windrush pioneers were the beginning, from their arrival more than 60 years ago with only a suitcase with personal belongings, to present day, owning houses, businesses and becoming integral members of British society. team48 has been founded to create opportunities for young people from backgrounds not usually associated with one of the most elitist of sports… sports car racing and ultimately competing in the most famous endurance race, Le Mans 24 hr.
Building an inclusive team capable of competing at the highest level of sports car racing is the ethos of team48. In doing so, team48 aim to be the first motor racing team, to truly reflect the diversity of British culture. "