News release: Uni Racers are on a winning streak

Media and Promotion Office (2002) News release: Uni Racers are on a winning streak. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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Motor Sports students from the University of Central Lancashire are celebrating their
latest success after their team, UCLan Racing recently clinched the North West Formula
Ford Championship.
The University runs a degree in Motor Sports and the racing team is made up of students
who do everything but drive the car, acting as engineers, mechanics, and marketing
consultants. The car, a Ford Reynard, was raced by experienced driver Guarin Simpson,
who competed against more than twenty seasoned professionals in every race last season.
This season, the team are also intending to race an additional car, a 1993 Swift,
enthusiastically prepared by eager first years from the Motor Sports Degree.
The course was developed two years ago in response to the need for trained professionals
within the motor sports industry. It has been designed in consultation with experts and
aims to reflect the industry from design and development of vehicles to organising events
and teams.
Course tutor John Calderbank says: "We can now offer real racing in a real
Championship by students on the number one Motor Sports Course at Central
28 January 2002
Note: Digital images of the Motor Sports Students at the University of Central
Lancashire are available, on request from Pam Culley, Media and Promotion Office, on
tel: 01772 892486, email

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