In past years, the University of Bolton worked with the motor-racing team Century Motorsport in an alliance designed to provide students with an impressive level of first-hand motorsport experience.
Students were able to benefit from combining direct skills acquired at the University’s facilities with working at Century Motorsport’s base in Warwickshire and trackside at UK and international circuits. The alliance offered students opportunities to see how a race and championship-winning team runs on every level, from engineering cars to dealing with the challenges of a race meeting.
The partnership encouraged students to gain a real understanding of team management from pre-event preparation right through to post-event scrutineering.
A fundamental part of this alliance was the team’s entry into British GT4 for 2016 with racing drivers Anna Walewska and Nathan Freke behind the wheel. Successes included a win at the 24H Dubai 2016 race, and two podium places in the British GT Championship 2016.