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ECU motorsport students gear up for 2009 racing season

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

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ECU motorsports students are revving up for the start of the 2009 WA motor racing season.

Second-year motorsports engineering student, Bryce Moore will drive the ECU Van Diemen Formula Ford in the WA Formula Ford Club Championships at Barbagallo Raceway.

Bryce has a solid racing background having competed in kart racing since the age of 11 in England, Australia’s eastern states and WA.

Though Bryce has only driven the car on three occasions in 2008, he still managed to take out second place on the fearsomely fast Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.

“Racing at Phillip Island so early in my racing career and doing well was a great experience,” Bryce says.

“We reached speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour, and running wheel to wheel safely with two other cars at that pace has given me great confidence.”

The 2009 season at Barbagallo Raceway commences on Saturday, 21 Februaryand Bryce can’t wait to get into the driver’s seat.

“We’ve already completed two successful testing days and I’ve got great confidence in the ECU car and the ECU/Fastlane Team,” Bryce said.

Motorsports Course Coordinator, Mr John Hurney says the course is ideal for people with an interest in mechanical engineering, vehicle design and manufacturing.

“The course gives students a solid understanding of the entire design, simulation and fabrication processes associated with motor sport manufacturing,” he said.

“It’s a great chance for technically minded enthusiasts to turn their passion into a career.”

The Bachelor of Technology (Motorsports) is a three year degree program available at ECU’s Joondalup Campus.

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