Motorsport for people with disabilities. Impossible – until now.
WGP or Wheelchair Grand Prix, is the organisation defying limitations and public perception. Assisting people with disabilities, WGP provides a platform to experience all the thrills, spills, and speed of motorsport to people previously unable to do so.
WGP was created in 2013, when founder Christopher Quinlan saw a lack of motorsport opportunities for people living with a disability. WGP is a racing series much like any other motorsport. With specially designed tracks all over Australia, licensing, a rule book, teams, sponsorship and an unprecedented following of fans.
As with any other motorsport, the goal is simple. First to reach the chequered flag is victorious. The series features 2 classes, WZ2, a speed limited class to ensure a completely equal playing field, and WF1, an unrestricted class for those seeking the ultimate adrenaline rush.
“I grew up racing go-karts all over Australia, and I just wanted to be able to provide a platform for others to have the same opportunity.” Says WGP managing director, Mr Quinlan. “The future of our sport is bright. We’ve recently finalised a partnership arrangement with Quickie – one of the worlds leading wheelchair manufacturers. Our partnership with Quickie allows us to bring WGP to the rest of the world, not just Australia – and to be able to provide that opportunity to the whole world? There’s no words to describe just how amazing that is.”
Australia will see 127 events in 2017, with Florida, USA hosting the world title events.
Expansion into 2018 will see WGP Series’ all across the globe.
The upcoming Sydney series will run every Wednesday from March 22 – May 24 at Whalan model car club. You can contact WGP to get involved through www.facebook.com/wheelchairgrandprix