Petrolhead Huddersfield University students heading to Europe for new motor racing challenge
Aug 7 2010 by Nick Lavigueur, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Petrolhead Huddersfield students heading to Europe for new motor racing challenge
“We spend all year building the car and it’s something we pour our lives into.
“We can get out there as we are but if we want to win we need more money.
“The more you spend the faster you go, it’s just like Formula 1.”
Said Ben: “We work with quite a lot of companies and as soon as they see the car they’re always interested.”
At the Silverstone challenge last month, Team Hare (Huddersfield Automotive Racing Enterprise) recorded the fastest time in their class at the endurance test before disaster struck. They were four laps from the end when an oil cap came loose scuppering their bid for victory, leaving them 51st out of 80 at the end of all events.
Said Owen: “If that hadn’t happened we would have been up in the top 20.
“We were starting to do well at Silverstone but there’s a lot more to get out of the car.
“We got some really good feedback from the judges, they said it was the best they had seen all day.
“We struggled getting the car ready to race, but when we did get running we impressed a lot of the judges and we were setting times that a lot of other teams were scared of.”
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