The Bridgwater College Motorsport Team took first place in the final race of the championship earlier this month at Castle Combe, Wiltshire, making them the 2013 Castle Combe Sports & GT Champions!!
The driver of the car was Josh Smith, the author of our Fundamentals of Motorsport Engineering book and also Programme Manager for Motorsport Engineering at Bridgwater College. His team was made up of Foundation Degree Motorsport Engineering and Level 3 Motorsport students. It’s a fantastic achievement by all of them!
This year’s success is the culmination of much hard work, with the Foundation Degree students spending the first half of the year building and maintaining the Radical PR6, with only the second half of the year spent racing.
The team qualified on the front row in second place and started the race one point behind their rival team. During the last lap of the 15-lap race, the Radical passed the pole position driver and went on to win, also gaining the fastest lap time.
Josh said: “We are thrilled with winning the Castle Combe Sports and GT Championship. I must say a big thanks to our sponsors, Nelson Thornes Publishers, Arc Angels Composites and RPE. The Radical will now go through a full rebuild ready for the next racing season in April. For those that want to know more or keep up to date with how we are doing, you can follow us on Twitter @MotorsportBC or Facebook, Bridgwater College Motorsport.”
Well done again to the whole Bridgwater team, what an amazing achievement!!