Shrewsbury School

Young Engineers Group: Greenpower F24 Racing

Monday 14 May 2012

Following the disappointment of not racing at Silverstone due to the atrocious weather conditions, the 3rd Form Young Engineers Groups took their new car to Mallory Park Circuit in Leicestershire last Tuesday for track testing.

Greenpower Racing - Mallory Park

After scrutineering, where the car was checked thoroughly to make sure that it met all the regulations, and the drivers’ briefing, the boys were ready to take to the track with 36 other teams from across the country. The day started conservatively with each team member taking to the track, experiencing pit stops for battery changes and driver changes. By the end of the last session in the afternoon the lap times had come down and the car was lapping in 11th position behind cars from last year’s National final and the Peugeot  Citroen Apprentices.

The day was a success with the car proving reliable, a few areas identified for improvement before the next race and a good time was had by all.

JEH

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