Chris James and the Team ES Racing squad have been keeping busy in the break between the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship round at Croft and Snetterton. The highlight being an appearance at Cranfield University for National Motor Sport Week.
"When we were given the dates of National Motor Sport Week we looked at various options from opening our garage to the public through to a local town centre display,” explained Chris James. ”I received notification of the open day at Cranfield and contacted them directly to see if we could join them, as it happened they had already planned a display and were happy for our involvement."
One the team members are currently studying Motorsport Engineering at Cranfield University so the team fully acknowledges the importance of the Universities learning programmes.
"The students we have in the team are an integral part of our team. For them they are learning how a race team operates with first-hand experience, for the team they bring to the table their own skills learnt through their own experience and education as well as new and insightful knowledge through their advanced learning at University.
"It’s important for Team ES Racing to involve students and apprentices, as well as experienced mechanics and engineers for a good team mix. We can all learn from one and other, being part of a British Touring Car team is extremely hard work. The costs are high, the hours are long and the work is hard but the benefits outweigh all of these things. “
With Team ES halfway through their debut season it's been a steep learning curve for the squad that were running in the MINI challenge last year.
"Every race weekend we are learning new skills and gaining more information, but to be part of the excitement and fun of motorsport and the team camaraderie is second to none!
"We’re happy to be involved in National Motor Sport Week and we're thrilled to be with Motorsport Engineering students and prospective students and hope that they can see that the hard work they put in now is so worth the end result of having a career in the best sport on the planet!" added James.
The team return to the track on 6/7 August as the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship returns from its summer break to the Norfolk track of Snetterton.
by: ES Racing