A military veteran who suffered extreme injury after a motorbike accident is set to become a race driving coach to other injured drivers.

Warren McKinlay, of Braintree, is a driver for team BRIT, a motor racing team of disabled ex-troops.

The Notley Road resident damaged his pelvis and suffered brain injuries in 2005, when his motorbike collided into a tree at 60mph.

However after discovering a new lease of life with Team BRIT, Mr McKinlay will be stepping up into the role of coach to help more disabled rookies get behind the wheel.

Drivers will enter the team with little or no experience, but after some training my Mr McKinlay and teammate Jamie Falvey, will have a chance to enter the Fun Cup Championship.

Mr McKinlay said: "Being asked to help mentor and coach the new guys coming into Team BRIT was a real honour for me.

"I have been 100 per cent committed to the team since I joined, and I'm really enjoying the opportunity to help others get as much enjoyment out of it as I do.

"It is also a massive help to me personally, as I am soon to sit my ARDS instructor course.

"Being able to develop my coaching skills in a familiar environment will help me learn and become a better instructor."