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Learning at the race track.

· Rallyx,2017,Bolton

"Please can we come to every race?" - Student, 26

University of Bolton engineering student, Georgia Shiels, competed in the third round of the British Rallycross Championship this weekend at Pembrey Race Circuit, Wales. She finished a respectable 8th overall after battling with mechanical and set-up issues all day and driving alongside former rallycross champions.

Students performing final spanner checks before free practice.

The day began successfully as Georgia held onto 4th position in the first two laps of Q1. However, this was short-lived as the RX150 clutch cable failed causing the buggy to continuously jump out of gear.

"Nobody else is improving as quickly as Georgia is."

Georgia's fellow engineering students rushed to the rescue as they worked with Team RX Racing to replace the cable in time for the next qualifying race.

"Are your mirrors set OK?" asked a student gaining valuable motorsport experience.

"It was brilliant to see each student grow in confidence throughout the day as they gained valuable hands-on motorsport experience," Georgia said. "They were a brilliant addition to the team for the day and I'm excited to offer this opportunity to other students at the next rallycross round."

University of Bolton Students learning from the best, Ollie O'Donovan (former British Rallycross Champion and World Rallycross competitor.)

"I'm working so hard to get on that podium. It'll take time as the guys I'm racing against have been doing this for years. I have the ability and talent to get there and am very lucky to have the support of former champions like Ollie O'Donovan who work tirelessly with me and believes I have what it takes to win."

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