As part of Hyde Community College’s inspirational guidance to encourage more students to excel in the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, five students took to the track yesterday in their ‘Green-powered’ electric car.
The green powered car racing team sponsored by EMR metal recycling are on their second outing at the Aintree circuit after upgrading their motor and batteries after their first race last year. First practice sessions went well against an international field with teams competing from as far away as Argentina. After a few adjustments to the set up the team finished 14th out of 29 competitors in the 90min endurance race which included some fantastic driving and overtaking manoeuvres on track paired with extremely slick pit changeovers.
Teacher, Matt Brogan who oversaw the design, build and finally encouraged the Hyde team to race their electric car, said, “If you see Dominic Mayhew, Jordan Hill, Dominic Hill, Drew Hill and Joe Slamon this morning, please pass on your congratulations to them after they put in a brilliant performance in their green powered car race yesterday. They finished 14th out of 29 international cars including in their 90min endurance race beating Tameside College, Denton Community College and West Hill in both races to be the best racing team in Tameside.”