For the second year, Windsor Motors are proud to support the fantastic team at Vision Sports Ireland with their second edition of the very successful #ZeroLimitsTrackday at Mondello Park!
The event, held over two days and almost quadrupled in size, was a great success once again, offering over 80 participants the chance to experience life behind the wheel of a car on the safe environment of a race track!
Windsor Motors, headline sponsors, were delighted to display the all-new 100% electric Nissan Ariya alongside Ireland's favourite SUV, the Nissan Qashqai courtesy of Windsor Belgard Nissan and Nissan Ireland!
Before lunchtime, participants took to the wheel alongside an instructor, some driving for the very first time in adapted electric Opel Corsa-e's! With the hot-laps complete and lunch consumed, the lucky participants were treated to high-speed passenger rides in various rally and race cars around Ireland's only International motor racing circuit.
Participant Sean McDowell commented, ‘’It was brilliant. Just over two years ago, driving was something I took for granted but after a brain injury, unfortunately I thought sport was done with, never mind driving again. To get the thrill from being in control and being able to drive again was a big thing today and definitely gave me a whole lot of enjoyment. It’s something I look forward to doing again.’’
Sara McFadden, Ireland’s first Visually Impaired Rally Navigator and Motorsport Ireland Rally Academy Member also inspired participants, encapsulating the ethos of Zero Limits, ‘’My moral in life is don’t let anything stop you, nothing should stand in your way. If there something you want to do, there is a hundred ways to do everything, you try find that way! Motorsport is not the first thing you think of when it comes to vision impairment and it was something I always wanted to do, so we worked around it and made it happen.’’
Ciaran Phelan, a Rally Driver who provided his car and volunteered over both days commented ‘’It is very important when people in Motorsport get an opportunity like this, they give something back making motorsport more inclusive and seem less elitist or a sport out of reach for so many. The sense of fulfilment was unbelievable.’’
To find out more about how you can help the blind and visually impaired, visit the NCBI website today!