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5/17/2021 3:01 PM

The University of Wolverhampton Racing Hit the Track Once Again with Bowers Group Sponsorship

It's Lights Out on Bowers Group Sponsored UWR's 2021 F3 Cup Campaign

The University of Wolverhampton Racing (UWR) team have kick-started their F3 Cup campaign as the green lights fell on the 2021 season at Silverstone over the 15th and 16th May.

Professionally Run by Students

The UWR race team is run professionally by the University of Wolverhampton’s engineering students and is a part of the University’s commitment to producing graduates who can apply both theory and practice in the motorsport industry. It is the only student racing team in the UK to compete in the F3 Cup and the AR Morgan Challenge that uses students to design, manufacture, and race in a competitive environment.

The Bowers-sponsored team saw driver Shane Kelly take UWR to the top of the table, with one class win and two 2nd places, the team lead the class championship after the Silverstone weekend.

Shining Stars of the Future Motor Sporting World

Managing Director of Bowers Group, Martin Hawkins, said: “It’s an honour to sponsor the University of Wolverhampton racing team for the second season and to help the engineers of the future get real, hands-on experience. The team really does showcase some of the shining stars of the future motor sporting world. The work that Terry Gibson and the team at UWR put in to giving the students the best start in their career is second-to-none, and from everyone at Bowers Group, we’d like to wish the team the very best of luck for the 2021 season.”

Tools at the Heart of Careers

Bowers Group began its sponsorship of the UWR team in 2019 and as well as offering support to the team, the group has also gifted the University a selection of metrology equipment. The equipment not only provides the best footing for the precision measurement needs of the team but also enhances the student’s learning by allowing them to have the experience with tools that will be at the heart of their future careers.

The UWR team has paved the way for many former students to take strides into their professional lives, joining some of the most renowned motorsport teams, including those in Formula 1.

Follow the Action

The next F3 Cup race meeting will take part on the weekend of the 12th and 13th June at Castle Combe.