Arthur Terry do it again… move over Stig!

Students from Arthur Terry School are continuing to power ahead in the Greenpower Formula 24 race series. Over the past 16 months the students have designed, built and tested an electric single- seat race car and have taken part in races at the Rockingham International Raceway, Bedford Autodrome and, most recently, on the track at Dunsfold, more commonly known as the Top Gear track. At Bedford the students secured their first win in their category under the guidance of their new Team Manager, Y10 student Tom Duvern, and repeated their success last weekend at Dunsfold. In addition to their two race winning trophies, the team have also been awarded the Best Presented Team trophy. During the presentation the Greenpower staff commented on the team’s exceptional behaviour and team spirit. The team are currently busy preparing for their next race at the Castle Coombe circuit and are hopeful of a place in the National Final to be held next month at the prestigious Goodwood racing circuit. They currently stand as the 7th placed team within their category in the country, an impressive feat given this is their first racing season. As the race season draws to a close they are preparing to strip down and rebuild their existing car and to start building a second car. The project has been generously funded by donations by the Friends of Arthur Terry and by Wragge, Lawrence, Graham Co, together with assistance by other local companies such as JA Envirotanks, Intaride and 90-One Education. The Greenpower Formula 24 project is run by the Greenpower Educational Trust and is aimed at inspiring engineers. Approximately 400 schools take part in race events across the country.