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From one International Final to the next, it never seems possible for another racing season to have passed.
The International Final brings together teams from all over the UK and Ireland, as well as from as far afield as Brazil.
Saturday 7 October saw the exciting finale for Kit Cars with ‘Megazord-R2’ from Bristol Grammar School claiming the Silverline Kit Car Championship title. The ‘Lap Race’ for IET Formula 24 + teams acted as a warm up for the following day’s final round of the championship. ‘RENovation’ from Renishaw plc managed to complete the chosen 28 laps before any other team and claimed victory.
After a final test session, and a ‘Q & A’ session on the future of Greenpower was held in the exhibition marquee, team headed back to their tents, hotels and homes in order to get some rest ahead of the events taking place on Sunday.
‘RLR 3’ the car built by students at Richard Lander School, Cornwall, put in an outstanding performance in both race 1 and race 2, by covering the most mileage in each race they took home the IET Formula F24 championship title.
Renishaw’s impressive performance on Saturday was beaten by ‘ZEV’ from Jaguar Landrover. Although they didn’t win the final round of the championship, ‘Bluebird’ from The Weald School, West Sussex, had accumulated enough points over the course of the season and clinched the IET Formula F24+ championship.
The event took place at the Northamptonshire based track. This was the third time Greenpower’s International Final had been contested on the 1.48 mile American-style banked oval circuit.
Around 100 teams of young people competitions across Greenpower’s IET Formula 24 (11-16 year olds) and IET Formula 24+ (16-25 year olds) race categories competed at the International Final along with 43 Kit Car teams in the Silverline Kit Car final. Participants came from all over the UK, with teams also entered from Belgium, Brazil, Poland and Portugal.
The International final was a special event for us here at Greenpower, as it was the last final for two members of staff.
On behalf of all of us here us here at Greenpower, we would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of our partners (Siemens, Silverline Tools, The IET, BMWi and Siemens PLM), volunteers, as well as each and every teacher and participant for making this season one to remember.
The full 2017 International Final race results can be found here: http://www.bbk-online.net/gpt/.