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Greenpower Racing

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St George's Academy currently run a Greenpower Racing club on ​Ruskington Campus where a number of students have the opportunity to build and race cars. 

The Greenpower team were featured on BBC's Newsround, where BBC sports reporter, Mike Bushell, travelled to the Academy's Ruskington Campus to find out more about Greenpower. Following is the Newsround feature which was aired nationally:

SECOND HEAT OF THE SEASON

Race 1 we finished 3rd with Mistral, 6th with Blaze and 7th with Sirocco. We missed out on 2nd by 19 seconds! One more lap and we were there. 

Race 2 was more fun (although I'm not sure that's the right word!) Mistral finished 5th, Sirocco 8th and Blaze 10th. Blaze lost drive 6 minutes and lost 15 minutes. We did well to pull it back!

We also won Best Engineered Car and Best Portfolio, although we don't actually have a portfolio. We should have got Best Presented Team but that goes without saying.

 

FIRST HEAT OF THE SEASON

Results were the best we have had for a first heat of the season. First race was interesting, especially after a lot of major changes during the ‘off’ season and new drivers that have never even been on a race track. There was 44 teams involved today and in the first race Mistral finished 14th (33.8 miles), Sirocco 26th (30.9 miles) and Blaze a lowly 30th (27.9 Miles). Overall a pretty poor start, all round.

In race 2 we had a marked improvement, Sirrocco came from nowhere to finish 9th (36.8 miles), Blaze had a major overhaul in the break and managed to achieve 14th (35.3 miles) which was excellent considering the horrendous condition of the drive system. Well done to Casey for getting that sorted. Mistral had a slight wobble and missed 15 minutes of a 90 minutes race and still managed to claw itself from the back of the grid to finish 18th (33.8 miles) and was still banging in very quick laps even at the end. With some slight tweeks we could see even more miles being clocked up. A promising start. 

That means we currently sit;
15th – Sirocco
25th  – Blaze
29th – Mistral
– out of 159 cars to take part in the competition so far this year.

On Wednesday we are off the Anglesey for our second race. 

  Greenpower Finals 

For more information about Greenpower, speak to Mr Mitchell, or visit the Greenpower website at http://www.greenpower.co.uk/