Schoolchildren, students, sponsors and tutors came together at Brooklands College’s motorsport workshop recently to celebrate the launch of its new endurance racing car.
Year 11 special needs pupils, who are studying motor vehicle technology, teamed up with degree-level college students to re-engineer the Audi V8 Quattro.
Brooklands College motorsport lecturer and project co-ordinator Peter Avenell said: “Both sets of students that made up the complete build team have worked really hard in order to meet deadlines in production.
“The standard of workmanship is outstanding and a credit to all those involved. The car’s first test is planned to take place at Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in August.”
Students that were involved in the project took part in a formal Track Day at Brands Hatch on June 24.
This gave them the chance to become a passenger and be driven around a national racing circuit.
Sam Booker, one of those who worked on the Audi V8, is joining Brooklands College in September to continue his motorsport engineering studies full-time.
“Building the Audi racing car and going to Brands Hatch for the day was really enjoyable and a completely new experience for me,” he said.
The project was sponsored by the Children with Special Needs Foundation, Camberley Auto Factors, Stockwell Tools, Allsigns Ltd, S & H Coachworks and Caged Laser Engineering.