Greenpower Finals

18th October 2013

After a series of heats throughout the summer, the Chatham and Clarendon Greenpower racing team and their car Aluuuuuminium were ranked 30th out of 177 entrants in the qualification table for the green power national final. This event saw 75 qualifying cars line up on the grid of the Goodwood motor circuit in Sussex for the four hour race. The weather forecasters were spot on. The rain arrived and the heavy downpour continued through the day. Undaunted we lined up on the starting grid with our first driver behind the wheel and a further four waiting their turn.

Over the four hours we gradually climbed up the racing order with the car and well-practiced drivers preforming faultlessly. The difficult conditions caused many cars to suffer breakdowns because of the heavy rain.  As the chequered flag fell at 5pm, we came in in 19th position which was a credit to the car drivers, pit crew and builders.

We would like to thank Mr Edmeades for his help and for entering our school into the Greenpower competition over the last ten years. We would particularly like to thank our sponsors ICOM for the use of radios which makes such a difference to our communication with the car and to new sponsor Pioneer Welding Ltd for the supply of materials and expert welding.

 


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