University of Wolverhampton (UWR) Race Team engineering students narrowly missed out on the top place position in this year’s national MSV F3 Cup Championship title – coming third in the competition.
For the past two years, the Race Team has clinched second place in the national F3 Cup Championship title – marginally missing out on a first place spot last year by 1 point.
As the only University competing in the MSV F3 Cup competition, the Race Team has competed at Brands Hatch, home of the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, and Donington Circuit.
An investment of £10 million in the University’s engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus in Priorslee has recently been completed, creating world class education facilities for engineering students including industry standard design, development and testing facilities as well as Motorsport workshops.
UWR takes part in the F3 Cup, the IMechE Formula Student competition, the British Hillclimb Championship (driven by University of Wolverhampton Honorary Graduate, Graham Wynn OBE) and also work on two Morgan development cars which the team raced in this year’s AR Morgan Challenge on behalf of the Morgan Motor Company.
Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “"Although this has been a challenging year, we are delighted with the progress we have made in all of the championships in which we have competed, including the F3 Cup, the AR Morgan Challenge and Formula Student.
“The massive investment that has gone into our facilities provides a really attractive course offering for students who want to study engineering.
“We have committed sponsors on board, students have their own cars to work on and we’re competitively racing, providing real, hands-on engineering experience for the team.”
Shane Kelly, UWR Racing Driver, said: "After a third season in F3Cup, UWR have always been in the top 3 for the driver standings, which is a phenomenal achievement. We’ve come so far and learned so much, and this wouldn’t be possible without our Engineering students who commit so much of their time to a full season of Formula 3 racing.
"These students have raced all over the Country, in all-weather scenarios, winning and losing together.
“We are already looking forward to the 2019 season and more than 100 students from the School of Engineering have expressed an interest in being a Racing Wolf.”
Anyone interested in studying Engineering courses on offer at the Telford Innovation Campus should register for the next Open Day on Saturday 17th November 2018. Follow the UWR Race Team’s progress on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter@UWRacing and Instagram@uwracing.