Stu­dent team set to tackle For­mula Vee Cham­pi­onship cam­paign

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A new stu­dent-run rac­ing team from Brook­lands Col­lege will com­pete in this year’s For­mula Vee Cham­pi­onship, run­ning Jake Hock­ley in a GAC.

Hock­ley has en­trusted the car – which was for­merly raced by Au­tosport staff mem­ber Ben An­der­son – to the Wey­bridge­based col­lege to run for Hock­ley’s maiden sea­son of mo­tor­sport.

“I’m go­ing rac­ing to scratch a long-held itch,” said Hock­ley. “I’m re­ally just in­ter­ested in driv­ing and my me­chan­i­cal abil­ity is lim­ited, to say the least.

“A part­ner­ship with the col­lege is a win-win sit­u­a­tion. I can just jump in and drive, and the stu­dents get a mod­ern sin­gle-seater which they can use to prac­tice their skills.”

Brook­lands Col­lege en­gi­neer­ing tu­tor Richard Green added: “The pro­ject is dif­fer­ent from those of other col­leges. In this case we are the team. By main­tain­ing or re­pair­ing it at base and then op­er­at­ing it at race meet­ings, our stu­dents will get a fully-rounded idea of what it takes to en­gi­neer a rac­ing car.”

Hock­ley will run stickers to raise aware­ness of the Mor­gan’s Mis­sion cause, which sup­ports his five-year-old neigh­bour who suf­fers from a life-threat­en­ing kid­ney dis­ease.

Rac­ing novice Hock­ley will be backed up by col­lege stu­dents

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