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Greenpower team gear up for annual F24 race at Anglesey Circuit

Greenpower team gear up for annual F24 race at Anglesey Circuit

A large number of aspiring engineers at Rydal Penrhos are in the final stages of preparation ahead of a high-profile annual race.

Adam McGuigan, Alys Peake-Jones, Chay Bonnington, Gregor Perry, Henry Battersby, Jacob Cousins, James Copeland, John Williams and Noah Langford have designed a vehicle that will compete in the F24 Greenpower race at Anglesey Circuit, which will be held at their Ty Coch site on Tuesday, June 4.

If they are successful at the regional event, they will then go on to the International final, which will be held at Rockingham Motor Speedway.

The event will involve two 90-minute races at the circuit, which allows a two-hour break in-between where competitors are allowed to make changes to their cars as a result of experiences in the first race.

This will also be the time when F24 cars are judged for supplementary awards. There will be top three trophies awarded for both races at every event plus an overall winner at the International Finals.

All teams have the same motor and one pair of 12-volt batteries per race. During the race, at least three team members must drive the car, and up to six further members can act as pit crew.

Drivers may only drive for one car and for one team and each driver must drive for a minimum of 15 minutes.

The group have been working hard on making significant improvements on the vehicle in the hope of a good showing at the event, with improved air intakes, speed control, a telemetry for speed, motor temperature and power forming the main portion of their work.

The car has also received a new paint job, and the group have received considerable support from Lower Sixth Form duo Arend Franssens and Jamie Lavery as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award volunteering.

 

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