Success continues for Bournemouth & Poole College Engineering apprentices at Greenpower final!

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Following their success at their first championship heat at Goodwood in June, the college’s Greenpower team has continued to prove their force, as once again they earnt top spot, this time at the Greenpower International Final at Rockingham.  

The first day of the finals took place on Saturday 7th October. Drivers Ryan Conradie, Tyla Munday and Natasha Hockey took turns to battle in the 1 ½ hour long kit car final. ‘Knife ‘n’ Fork It’ steadily made its way up the field and Natasha finished off the race in a deserving 8th place out of 43 cars.

The F24+ Lap Race was next. Nominated driver Natasha competitively battled to earn 14th position overall, but was 1st kit car to cross the line in the kit car category.

Sunday saw the main F24+ race take place. Natasha confidently led and made an exceptional start as she tore through the field of cars. Making constant progress as she has done all season, Natasha ended the race in 21st place overall, but most importantly the car, ‘ Knife ‘n’ fork It’ earnt 1st placed kit car for the second time.

Main Driver and Second year Cobham Apprentice Natasha Hockey said “We were very pleased with our results from the final and are now focusing on how we can improve for next season. We’re looking forward to the challenges ahead of us and being able to put into practice the things we have learnt from racing this season.”

Wayne Weedon, Engineering Lecturer at The College, said “We have learnt important lessons this season that will help us improve next year. We have to make lots of improvements to the kit car and we are already working on a second car ‘Fingers Crossed’, hopefully to be ready in time for the next season”.

The full team included:

  • Natasha Hockey
  • Ryan Conradie
  • Tyla Munday
  • Nicola Irvine
  • Finn Burns

Complete results for the weekend can be found here: