Invictus Games Racing will compete with the F-Type GT4 you see here in the 2018 British GT Championship, with two cars to be raced by wounded, injured and sick (WIS) veterans. The cars have been built by Jaguar's SVO division and based on the F-Type SVR. So yes, that means they're V8s...
The project has come about thanks to James Holder, co-founder of Superdry and avid motorsport enthusiast. Story goes that while he was competing in the 2016 British GT Championship, he was sufficiently inspired by watching the Invictus Games that he had a vision to combine the two. As such he's funded the process himself, working with Jim Cameron of Mission Motorsport to recruit the drivers and SVO to build the cars. Holder commented on the process: "Our drivers have overcome adversity in the face of injury, shown fierce ambitions in life and possess an incredible drive to succeed. They are perfectly suited for this sport which gives them an outlet for their ambitions."
In addition to the competition, Invictus Games Racing will run experience events; track days opening up motorsport endeavours to other injured servicemen and women. The first of those will take place at Silverstone on 7th June.
Expectations are modest for this first season, the focus being on getting the drivers and cars as competitive as possible as quickly as possible. The team can be followed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; expect an awful lot more from them soon. Best of luck to all!