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Engineering team bag second place in national F3 Cup Championship

24/10/2019

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 second in the competition.

For the past three years, the Race Team has clinched a place in the top three in the national F3 Cup Championship title.  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.

The University has invested £10 million in the engineering facilities at its Telford Innovation Campus in Priorslee, 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 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.

‌Dr Syed Hasan, Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, said: "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.”

Thomas Jones, UWR team member, said: "To walk into the School of Engineering this morning for my first lecture of the week in Thermodynamics and see our car, sat pride of place in the foyer, fresh from the circuit covered in rubber and dirt was a fantastic sight to see. It's a reminder of how the hard work, we as a team put into this extra curricular activity, is appreciated by the University."

Anyone interested in studying Engineering courses at the Telford Innovation Campus should register for the next Open Day on Saturday 16th November 2019. Follow the UWR Race Team’s progress on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter@UWRacing and Instagram@uwracing.

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