They'll go far

A team of drivers and mechanics from Wisbech Grammar School notched up a top-class performance in the national final of an endurance competition. Seven boys from the school qualified for the final of the Green Power competition at Goodwood on Sunday – the

A team of drivers and mechanics from Wisbech Grammar School notched up a top-class performance in the national final of an endurance competition.

Seven boys from the school qualified for the final of the Green Power competition at Goodwood on Sunday - the school's best performance in the event so far -and they finished 20th out of the 77 vehicles which reached the final stage of the contest.

Their electric car, named Twin Cambs, which was made of aluminium and had an eight-speed gearbox, was designed and built in school.

The boys were seeded 27th as they went into the final as a result of their performance during the qualifying rounds and they managed to move up seven places through the field after covering 93 miles in four hours.


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Philip Bannister, the school's head of design technology, said: "This is our first race in this variation of our aluminium bodied car. We were generally pleased by its reliable performance, although there are still aspects of its design and the way that it is driven that give us areas that we can improve and develop for the future."

n Our picture shows Twin Cambs on the grid ready for the off.

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