A GROUP of Southampton photography students have been given "the chance of a lifetime" to work with one of the most inspirational racing teams in the UK.

Four students studying a BA (Hons) in Fashion Photography have become part of the photography team for Team BRIT.

Team BRIT aims to become the first-ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hour and supports people with physical and psychological challenges in accessing motorsport.

One of Team BRIT’s drivers is Chris Overend, the students' teacher at Southampton Solent University, who races in his spare time.

Chris, a former fashion photographer for global publications, was born with developmental dysplasia of the hips and joined the team last year.

Final year students Joseph Hocking and Abby Rawlings joined Chris and the wider team at a unit at Dunsfold Aerodrome, home of Team BRIT’s HQ.

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The team turned the unit into a makeshift studio and captured fantastic images of the car, and British GT drivers, Bobby Trundley and Aaron Morgan.

They also visited the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking where the team were granted exclusive access to use the stunning location in front of the centre, surrounded by a lake.

Abby, Joe and graduate Elspeth Clark then attended the launch of the car at the Leadenhall Building in London, home of the team’s title sponsor Brit Insurance.

More recently, Abby, Joe and fellow student Lucca Domit Cervo set up another studio shoot at Dunsfold for the team’s 2022 team PR photos.