College of West Anglia’s motorsport team net first track success by winning class championship

JUST over a year since making their debut on the track, The College of West Anglia’s motorsport team have won their first class championship.

The college’s Formula Ford competed in the last rounds of its class this season, at the South East Motor Sports Enthusiast Club (SEMSEC) race at Lydden Hill.

The team took first place in the 1600 SEMSEC class championship and second place in the open single seater championship.

Chris Middleton, course director, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have done so well - it’s a real tribute to all the hard work that both staff and students put into the car.

“The result was outstanding and capped-off a great year of racing for us. The achievement is also due to the support of the college and all our sponsors - to whom we owe a big thank you.”

Driver Innes Hickman benefited from a new, more powerful engine at his disposal for the season’s finale.

The car is based at the college’s Isle campus, in Wisbech, where motorsport students work on it and give up evenings and weekends to compete.

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Students on the motorsport team have also been busy filling shoe boxes with gifts as part of a charity appeal.

Charity Samaritan’s Purse is running Operation Christmas Child to send gift boxes - filled with toys, educational supplies and sweets - all around the world.

The motorsport team has completed around ten boxes which will be sent to the charity for this year’s operation.