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University of Wolverhampton Racing Team lands sponsor

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | Education | Published:

A racing team in the Black Country has landed a new engine sponsor – as it gears up for a competition.

Matt Fenton, senior engineering technician for the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team (UWR) and Stuart Taylor, managing director at Securi-flex Ltd.

The University of Wolverhampton Racing Team (UWR) landed Securi-Flex as its sponsor, ahead of this year's MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR) F3 Cup Championship.

It marks the first time the company, which handles the importation and distribution of specialist cables to the electrical and security wholesale markets, has sponsored a team.

The sponsor will cover the costs of the annual 'refresh' of the UWR's Mugen Honda engine.

Dr Syed Hasan, head of the School of Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton, said: "At the school, we’re committed to producing graduates that are ready to enter the workforce and begin making a difference from day one.

"The School of Engineering takes pride in delivering innovative vertical blended learning across all engineering programmes which prepares industry ready graduates. The skills that students are learning are vital for any workplace but working on the UWR team is also a good training ground for teaching soft skills like effective communication and team work.

“This year will be UWR’s fourth season in the MSVR F3 Cup, and each year a mixture of new and experienced students put their engineering knowledge to the test against professional teams from across the UK and Europe.

"They’ve been successful in previous seasons, placing second in 2016 and 2017, and third in 2018, but always contesting the championship into the final race of the year. With the help and support of Securi-flex, perhaps 2019 will be their year to take the chequered flag."

Stuart Taylor, managing director at Securi-flex Ltd, said: “It’s taken a lot of hard work and passion to build Securi-flex into the company it is today, and I hope that by sponsoring the team we can inspire the next generation of engineers being taught at the University of Wolverhampton to manufacture their own success. It’s a privilege to be investing in grass-roots talent, and I look forward to seeing them win a race or two in the coming season.”

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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