An injured military veteran turned racing driver has taken another big step towards achieving his racing dream after being selected to drive on the famous Le Mans circuit.

Warren McKinlay, of Braintree, will drive for Team BRIT at this year's Aston Martin Le Mans Festival - a 45 minute support race held before the main event in June.

Mr McKinlay, 36, who suffered a horrific brain injury in a motorcycle crash whilst serving at RAF Honnington, is one of two of Team BRIT's all disabled veteran team who will take part.

He said: "“It’s hard to say whether I’m excited or not really, I don’t really think it has sunk in yet.

“I feel very honoured to have been selected as one of the drivers to represent Team BRIT on this world-famous stage, I know it was a difficult decision for team managers to make.

“Getting to race on the actual 24h La Sarthe, racing with famous Aston Martin machinery such as the LMGT1, DBR9s, last year’s WEC winning V8 Vantage GTE and the debut of the 820bhp Vulcan is incredible.

"The reality will sink in pretty fast, it’s definitely going to be a lifetime highlight."

Team BRIT are hoping to become the first team of all-disabled racers to take part in the 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans in the future.