Successful weekend for motorsport students

Tuesday 22 Mar 2016

Myerscough College motorsport students enjoyed a successful weekend at the recent Roskirk Stages.


Successful weekend for motorsport students

The annual event, held at the Three Sisters circuit in Ashton-in Makerfield, Greater Manchester, with cars competing over twelve stages on a ‘sealed surface' venue covering approximately 26 stage miles.

The college’s Subaru Impreza took part in the rally, driven by tutor, Danny Cowell, alongside navigator, Mark Shepherd, while the service teams for the car was made up solely of Myerscough College motorsport students. The group consisted of Toby Sears , Ste McRudden, Adam Westerby, Toby Marshall and Owen Rimmer.

Danny Cowell said: ‘’We had a great day.

‘’Seeded at car 37 we climbed up the rankings to 11thoverall after stage 4 then tyre issues saw us drop a few places to 14th after stage 8, ending 18th overall and fifth in our class. The students performed amazingly picking up some excellent industry knowledge and experience.

‘’The fact that the car continues to finish events is a testament to the preparation and effort that the team puts in before and after events.

‘’We always try and attend events that showcase their talents in motorsport and the students always give an excellent account of themselves.’’

‘’Our courses cover Higher and Further education, and as well as providing practical workshop and theoretical classroom based activities, also allow the students to get out and compete in live Motorsports events including national rallies, off-road events and other club and national-level racing.’’

Myerscough College will be participating in a number of other events in the coming months.

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by Dave Salmon

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