Goodwood Race for Greenpower Car Club
On Sunday, 13 Third and Fourth Year pupils raced their Greenpower Electric Race Car at Goodwood Motor Circuit. They have been assembling the car along with designing the bodywork since September and after lots of hard work and resilience they were finally able to put their efforts to the test.
The day consisted of two 90-minute endurance races where the team tried to complete as many laps as possible on their two batteries. Our first race was fantastic and after completing nine laps, we finished in 34th place with an average speed of over 20 mph. After a battery change and a few tightened bolts, race 2 kicked off but sadly the car had to be retired after a couple laps. While this was a disappointing end to the day, the team are excited to fix the race car and get back on the track soon. For our first event the team performed admirably and learned an incredible amount that they can carry through into the racing season next year.
A big thank you must go to the Parents Association who have kindly sponsored this project for the past year. Their financial assistance has been invaluable and made this whole project possible.
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