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Published on 22/01/2016 by news_admin

Motorsport students at Blackpool and The Fylde are gearing up for the Legendfires North West Stages rally that speeds into town on 5 and 6 February.

As part of their programme, students get to work on the College’s own rally car, an adapted BMW Mini, plus its race truck in an industry standard workshop. They are currently amending the car’s structure, suspension and engine electronics before putting it through its paces on the on-site four wheel dynameter.

Then it’s over to drivers Mark Holmes and Craig Simkiss for the big race, with pit support from the students throughout the event. Blackpool and The Fylde College is also sponsoring the Fleetwood stage of the rally.


  • Thank you to sponsors CPK Welding, Andrew Curran, Turners, Delta Technics, BCN Auto Refinishing and EMCO