A MILITARY serviceman turned racing driver made history after securing victory in his team's first ever GT4 race.

Jimmy Hill, from Bournemouth, drives for Team BRIT, which consists of all-disabled drivers.

The team competed in the Aston Martin Owners Club (AMOC) GT Challenge held at Oulton Park on Saturday, May 12 and finished P1 in their class.

Team BRIT become the first ever all-disabled team to compete in the AMOC Championship.

Saturday’s team was made up Mr Hill and his fellow driver Warren McKinlay.

The Bournemouth resident sustained gunshot wounds when serving in Afghanistan with the Marines and has a semi-paralysed leg. Mr McKinlay, a former member of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, suffered a traumatic brain injury after a motorcycle crash.

The team aims to be the first ever all-disabled team to race in the Le Mans 24 hours and this latest move to GT4 racing takes them a step closer to their goal.

Mr Hill said: “We couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.

"Moving to GT4 racing is a huge step forward for us as a team and also for us as individual drivers. We are dedicating ourselves 100 per cent to our goals of reaching Le Mans and of changing the motorsport industry so that disabled drivers can compete on equal terms."

Team BRIT competes on the iconic Le Mans race circuit in the Aston Martin Le Mans Festival on June 16.