Students to take part in UK’S first closed road electric race
Hull will host its first closedroad race this year with all electric races aimed at encouraging young children and students to get involved in motorsport.
Three categories of races will be held; Formula Goblin (9-11-year-olds) will include drag and slalom challenges, Formula 24 (11-16-yearolds) will be two 90-minute endurance races and Formula 24+ (16-25-year-olds) will have a one-hour race.
The event will take place on April 28 in Hull city centre and has been organised by the Greenpower Education Trust – which was set-up to inspire young people into STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) – and Green Port Hull, lead sponsor of the event supported by the Regional Growth Fund.
Paul van Veggel, CEO of Greenpower Education Trust, said: “Greenpower sets a challenge for young people covering the ages of 9 to 25: work together as a team to design and build your own car and race it against other teams as equals, no matter what your background is.
“As well as inspiring them to undertake technical education subjects leading to real, rewarding careers, they also learn so much about working together, overcoming challenges, resilience and fair play.”