MIA’s first UK School for Race Mechanics at Donington Park a resounding success
Sunday 5th February, saw the conclusion of the Motorsport Industry Association’s (MIA) first UK School of Race Mechanics at Donington Park. The 2016/17 course brought together eight students from the UK, US, Italy and Lithuania, all looking to begin their race mechanic career within this exciting industry.
The wide range of student backgrounds provided a depth of knowledge to the programme enabling each individual to learn from one another, as well as the tutors in attendance. The unique programme saw current race mechanics and race engineers give up their time to tutor the mechanics of tomorrow.
Motorsport tutors included: ACB Consulting, Chevron & Lola Heritage, Cliff Dempsey Racing, Composite Technologies, Delta Motorsport, Fortec Motorsports, Ginetta Cars, Hillspeed, Keen Tech, Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems, M-Sport, Manor F1, Mobil 1, MSA, National College for Motorsport, Old Hall Performance, Pirelli, Prodrive, Rimstock, Shaws Motorsport, Team Dynamics, Want 2 Race, West Surrey Racing and Xtrac.
Five of the students have secured placements with teams and organisations within the motorsport industry, and will kick start their careers over the coming months.
Thanks to the school's partners Mobil 1 and WP Group, the top two students were awarded special prizes including a driving experience from The Racing School. The prizes and course completion certificates were presented by Donington Park Managing Director, Christopher Tate.
“MIA School of Race Mechanics gave me the experience and knowledge to kick-start my career in the motorsport industry - well organised team, excellent communication and fabulous atmosphere! I really enjoyed my 10 weeks with this school!” Marek Lisovski - Student
Chris Aylett, Chief Executive of the MIA commented “The MIA wishes to thank all involved, including our partners at the sister school Motorsport Technical School Monza (MTS), Mobil 1, WP Group, and Donington Park, without the support from them and the industry the course would not have achieved this success. We wish the students the very best with their futures and look forward to seeing them in a paddock soon.”
To register your interest in attending or getting involved with the next MIA School of Race Mechanics course please contact the MIA team today. www.schoolofracemechanics.co.uk.