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Racer Nicolas Hamilton following in his brother's footsteps

IN THE DRIVING SEAT: Nicolas Hamilton

INSPIRATIONAL DISABLED racing driver Nicolas Hamilton, brother of Formula One ace Lewis, is to help young disabled drivers at Stoneleigh Mobility Roadshow.

From June 1-3, The Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! will provide a unique experience with an atmosphere to match. It is the original hands-on event for consumers looking to maintain or discover independence when living with restricted mobility.

Nicolas is a prime example of ‘you can do anything if you put your mind to it’. Born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), he is young, hungry for success, determined and believes that his CP will not prevent him from achieving his lifelong dream of becoming a successful racing driver.

With motorsport in the family and therefore in his blood, but both time and physical strength against him, Nicolas never had the confidence to try motorsport.

After years of hard work and dedication in overcoming his condition from wheelchair bound to walking unaided by the age of 17, Nicolas’ parents decided to agree to his request to be allowed to race.

He was given the opportunity to race in the highly competitive Renault Clio Cup series. This naturally was a baptism of fire given that this would be his first attempt at motorsport, but Nicolas handled the challenges presented to him with the same dedication and determination that his disability presents to him on a daily basis.

He had a fantastic first year of racing, finishing midfield in the season. His second year proved a little tougher both with luck and much bad luck, but he remains determined to achieve his dream. After proving himself to the world of motorsport in just two short years, his ambitions are set high with the desire of racing in the Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), or similar racing series as a motivation to others that disabled life is for living.

Ann Frye, chairperson of Mobility Choice, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Nicolas Hamilton to the Mobility Roadshow.

“His determination and achievements will be an inspiration to many young people with disabilities thinking about driving and independent mobility for the first time.”

The exhibition provides a free, fully accessible opportunity for disabled drivers to test drive the latest adapted vehicles and specialist conversions accompanied by experienced professional drivers. There will also be a vast range of specialist manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations in wheelchairs, mobility scooters, ramps, hoists and so much more.

As the guest celebrity for this year, Nicolas will officially open the event and welcome the many visitors, of all ages, looking to discover or maintain independent mobility.

For all the latest pre-show news and to book a test drive visit: www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk

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