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Motorsport students enjoy top-level Donington experience

Posted on Tuesday 08 October 2013

More Myerscough College Motorsport degree students have had the chance to experience the industry at the top level after they were invited behind the scenes at British GT Championship at Donington Park.

Tom Patterson, Richard Anderton, Adam Turner, Josh Ullathorne, Jon Voss and Richard Fothergill, a group of motorsport degree students visited the final of the race meeting at the weekend. The British GT Championship is the premier sports car racing series in the UK, featuring modified versions of road GT cars such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche.


The students were there to gain first-hand experience of what goes into such an event, as part of assignments to evaluate and assess how motorsport teams work at this top level. Students were able to meet and talk to Bernard Cotteril, Clerk of the Course for British GT and as such is the senior person responsible for running the race including the safety of all competitors and spectators. Students gained an insight into the practical workings of the race. They also witnessed the decision process to deploy a safety car during an incident. They also visited the British GT organiser, Stephane Ratel Organisation hospitality suite and the media centre.


Students also visited some of the teams racing in the championship including United Autosports, MTech, FFCorse and Ginetta. Students were inspired to meet some ex students now working at this top level in British motorsport.


Phil Egginton, Lecturer in Motorsports at Myerscough College said: “The day allowed students to relate what they learn at Myerscough to a practical real life motorsport situation. This will greatly help their future employability”.

For details of all our Motorsport courses on offer, click this link: http://www.myerscough.ac.uk/downloads/pdfs/Subjects/Motorsports%202013.pdf

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