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Major motorsport project put to the test at Rydal Penrhos School
13th July 2016

A group of Design and Technology pupils at Rydal Penrhos put a major motorsport project to the test recently.

Year 8 and 9 pupils at the school have been working for a number of weeks on designing and building a vehicle, which competed at the F24 Greenpower race at Anglesey Circuit on Thursday, June 30.

Head of Design and Technology Phil Sutton, said: “It was a fantastic event and full credit should go to the pupils for coming up with such a fantastic design.

“They have all worked tremendously hard on the project, and it was a great experience for them all at what is regarded as one of the most prominent race tracks in the country.”

The event involved two 90 minute races at the circuit, which allows a two hour break in-between where competitors were allowed to make changes to their cars as a result of experiences in the first race.

All teams had the same motor and one pair of 12 volt batteries per race. During the race at least three team members drove the car, and up to six further members acted as pit crew.

Drivers were only allowed to drive for one car and for one team for a minimum of 15 minutes.

 

 

 

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