Stu­dents to take part in UK’S first closed road elec­tric race

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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.”

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