School for race mechanics

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Published on 15 September 2016 by Robert Drane

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Is someone you know a budding race mechanic?

A new course is beginning at Donington Park to create the race mechanics of the future.

The 10-week MIA School of Race Mechanics begins on November 19 and will see 20 students learn the skills to “tackle any challenge and fix any problem under the typical time restraints of a racing weekend”.

Taught at weekends over eight-hour days, the hands-on course will include practical sessions in the Donington Park garages and classroom lessons. It will all be taught by “successful, current race car and bike mechanics”.

The studied topics include: setting up the chassis, engine strategies, electronics, assembly of the front fork, engine, gearbox, clutch and combustion unit and much more.

The best five students will gain a work placement with a professional championship team for a season. Details are yet to be confirmed.

Applicants must be 18 or over and are assumed to already be studying mechanics at a technical college.

Find out more here.