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Myerscough Motorsport lecturers recognised on track racing debut

Monday 20 May

Two University Centre Myerscough motorsport lecturers have been recognised on their track racing debut at Silverstone.

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The weekend saw University lecturers, Bart Lang and Simon Moss venture into the world of racing for the first time. Both with a proven track record in rallying, the pair tried their hand at circuit racing, debuting the new student built, BMW 116 trophy.

After a successful test at local track Oulton Park, the team headed to the Silverstone National Circuit for round two of the 750 Motor Club 116 Trophy, lining up on the grid with 45 other teams.

This highly competitive championship is the perfect proving ground for our students to showcase their engineering talents, as set up can make a huge difference in lap times.

As part of the second year Race Car Assembly module, the students asked for the opportunity to enter this championship, after a number of them had gained experience with other teams in the paddock. Built from a standard road car, the students developed the car into a very capable race vehicle.

HE Motorsport lecturer Bart Lang, said: “The students have done a fantastic job to create a great race car. The effort has gone beyond lessons, many of them giving up their own time after hours to continue to work on the vehicle. T

‘’Their efforts can be seen in the quality of the build and each one should be proud of their efforts.”

The race team consisted of University students, Brandon Maclennan, Isaac Grew, Connor Dewhurst, Katie Edgington and Finley Hutchinson.

The Myerscough team were awarded the team and drivers of the day award at the second round of the event, where during the race lecturers Simon and Bart made up an incredible 5 places from their qualifying position in this hotly contested series.

After issues with the car after qualifying, the students had a great deal of changes to make to the car and all handled the added pressure incredibly well to ensure the car was out on track come race time.

The students were a credit, getting noticed for their efforts from rival teams and event organisers.

Find out more about Myerscough’s participation at the event here

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