Wolver­hamp­ton Uni to field F3 Cup racer

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The Univer­sity of Wolver­hamp­ton stu­dent team will com­pete in the F3 Cup this year, run­ning ex-for­mula Re­nault racer Shane Kelly.

The univer­sity’s UWR team has taken de­liv­ery of an ex-fortec Mo­tor­sports Dal­lara- Mu­gen Honda F308 car and will field it in the full MSVR cham­pi­onship this sea­son.

The team pre­vi­ously ran Kelly in a For­mula Re­nault 2.0 dur­ing last year’s Mono­posto Cham­pi­onship.

The univer­sity has in­vested £10mil­lion in up­dat­ing its en­gi­neer­ing fa­cil­i­ties at its Telford In­no­va­tion Cam­pus in Pri­orslee and has in­vested in the Dal­lara to give stu­dents prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.

Kelly said: “The stu­dents learnt a lot dur­ing their first year with the Fre­nault, but now most of them are into their se­cond year so we’re com­ing into a sea­son with a well gelled team.

“The F3 car is a big step up in terms of tech­ni­cal­ity for them, with the ex­tra power and the aero de­pen­dency. It fits with what the univer­sity is do­ing with wind­tun­nel stud­ies and such. We had some wins in the Fre­nault last year so hope­fully we can do sim­i­lar this year.”

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