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Jason Watt, an Inspiration for many!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Linus Broström, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. I don't know if any of you know who Jason Watt is, but he is a dissabled touring car driver who is paralysed from the chest down, using only his hand for steering, throttle, brake, and the gears.

    He won the first race of the new Scandinavian Touring Car Championship this weekend and had to be lifted to the top spot of the podium in his wheel chair.

    Here is a video from 2010 @ Jyllandsringen and a video from 2008 @ Sturup. when he was in the Danish Touringcar Cup.(Throttle is paddle on the left, brake is left stick on the right side, gears is the right stick and I think clutch is in his mouth, or possibly auto clutch, don't know yet)

  2. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
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  3. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    And he is still living his dream! :). You'll be surprised what you can do when you set your mind to it. Very impressive Jason Watt. You will give inspiration to others that don't think they are incapable.:doublethumb:
  4. Wow, amazing! Watched the opening STCC race and saw him winning, didn't know about that!
  5. I already known that, and I was very happy on Saturday when he won the race :)
  6. He won the Danish Touringcar Champ. back in 2002, as the first disabled driver in the world to win a national champ.
    And back in 97-99 he was a front runner in the F3000 champ. beating drivers like Nick Heidfeld, but in 99 while driving a motorbike for a photoshoot he crashed and broke his back and was paralysed from the waist down, but allredy a year later in 2000 he entered the Danish Touringcar Champ. for the first time with a hand controlled car, and has driven there ever since :)

    I can add to Linus post that the clutch, is down on the left side between the seat and the dore, he only youses it when he starts as the gearbox is seq. and he downshifts with a button on the left side of the stering wheel, and the throttle is a ring on the back side of the stering wheel, it is amasing he still is so fast, mutch of the time he is driving with one hand!
  7. I found this vid. it is in danish but you can see the controlles mutch better :)
  8. Respect
  9. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    Just like Alex Zanardi, another inspriation giver. :)