Greenpower Team Triumph

7th July 2014

The Chatham and Clarendon Greenpower electric car racing team took top honours at the Eastern regional heat of the Greenpower Electric Car Championship. Held on the 1.1 mile banked test track at Ford’s European design HQ in Essex the team of eleven students won both 1.5 hours races by 2.2 miles and 4.4 miles respectively. After winning the first race with our car deliberately set not to be the fastest on the start grid, our team of drivers drove skilfully on the most challenging track in the Greenpower race series.  Our pit crew were completing driver changes in as little as ten seconds where other teams were taking 2 – 3 minutes. With higher gearing in the second race we were clearly the fastest car from the outset. Skilled teamwork ensured things stayed that way. The practise and preparation had clearly paid off. Our team were awarded the overall winner trophy by Ford’s Director of European service.

This win gives automatic qualification for the Greenpower national final at Goodwood circuit in Sussex where the fastest 75 cars in the country will compete on October 12th.

We are the champions was played very loudly as we drove away from the circuit.

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