Greenpower racing back and booming

Published 17 June 2013

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: automotive, solid edge, education, schools, greenpower, apprentice, simens

Want to get young people racing? How about a few laps around Goodwood for starters?!

For hundreds of schools around the country the weekends of June and July mean one thing - race time! - as the small electric-powered Greenpower race cars hit famous race tracks.

There’s a massive interest this year - we got hooked at last year’s finale - with the race series powered by the sponsorship and enthusiastic support of Siemens PLM Solid Edge, which has included the first entry from the USA.

The team from Huntsville Technology Centre, Alabama, have arrived from the home of the American space program to race against teams from across the UK in a battle of race handling, electrical economy and aerodynamic design that is rather exciting to watch.

With several spec classes for various age groups to take part in, now is a great time to go along and view the cars in action and get some inspiration for your own entry - should you be a secondary school, college or even a work apprenticeship scheme (this year sees teams from Jaguar Land Rover amongst others entering!).

We’ll be monitoring the events along the way, as well as this year’s final race.

We’ll leave you with the (impossibly deep-voiced for a kid of his age) Sean Webb, member of the Huntsville team, explaining how his team got involved like a pro race team manager. It’s inspiring stuff!

greenpower.co.uk

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