Paraplegic Mark Speakman is finally a racing car driver21 Jan 2014
19 years ago Mark Speakman had a motorcycle accident that paralysed him from the waist down. Mark had to ditch his racing deal in 1993.
Since them, Mark has been fighting to be allowed to race again. 18 years of determination have finally paid off as Mark is set to race in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
Mark had to break down barriers that stopped paraplegics being allowed to race on Australian race tracks.
Mark’s car for this year’s race has been fitted with a hand control system his racing team has developed for him.
Mark is determined to show that he deserves a career in Australian motorsports. We wish Mark every success! GO MARK!
You can find more info at: http://www.speedcafe.com/2013/01/15/paraplegic-driver-aiming-for-carrera-cup-in-2014/