Motorsport students to tackle 13.5mile walk

Motorsports students look for sponsorship to raise money for second racing car.


Motorsports students from BCoT are undertaking a 13.5mile sponsored walk on Saturday 10 March to raise money for a second racing car for the College.

As part of the Level 3 IMI Extended Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, students get hands on experience building a race car and then maintaining the vehicle at a race track during a local race weekend under the guidance and supervision of Motorsports lecturer David Reid.

Last year the BCoT race car took part in the Hyundai Coupe Cup with 18 students looking after the vehicle. With such a high number of students involved, a second car would give each student the chance to be involved throughout each event.

With the target of £5000, the students are swapping driving for walking as they look to take on a 13.5 mile walk to raise money for the second race car.

David Reid said: “For the student’s careers, hands on experience building a race car and then looking after it at a race track during a race weekend is essential. The students get so much out of these weekends, the experience and pressures of looking after a race car at a race cannot be simulated in a workshop”.

Previously at Snetterton Circuit in Norwich, the BCoT race car crashed during qualifying and the students managed to rebuild the front of the car in just over one hour in time for it to enter the first race.

To contribute a donation towards the race car for our Motorsports students, please visit the GoFundMe page.

If you would like to join the team next year, discover our full-time Motorsports course and apply for September 2018 today.


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