UCLan possesses a dedicated workshop to support its motorsport programmes, catering for race cars, eco cars and a superbike race team.
This main workshop allows students to compete in the following events; Formula Ford, Formula Student and the Shell Mileage Marathon. All activities are very much student-centred, with the Formula Ford team for example consisting entirely of students apart from one member of technical support staff. Although the object of all activities is student experience, the teams have nevertheless met with considerable success. The Formula Ford team for example has achieved the following results:
The Shell Eco Marathon is a worldwide competition run by Shell for students to design, make and compete to find the most fuel efficient vehicle in the world. The uclan team made up of 1st and 2nd year Engineering undergraduates have designed and built a petrol prototype car which can achieve over 1300 miles per gallon and are currently manufacturing an electric powered urban concept car. The car was built in-house using UCLan’s impressive modern manufacturing workshops.
Both cars will compete this year in 2016 in London against 200 other UK and European Universities, the teams aim is to improve on their top 20 position in the competition.
The university also competes in the Greenpower Challenge; a national competition for teams from industry and education. It’s a battery electric car designed and manufactured at the university. The car competes in one hour endurance races where it must use it’s battery power efficiently to travel the furthest distance. The car has twice won the ‘Best Engineered Car’ as voted by judges from industry.
This brand new workshop will offer students the opportunity to experience competition in the Thunderbike championship with a Yamaha R6.
This bike is currently being race prepared by staff and students.
Car lifts and hoists
Race truck with tail lift
Motorcycle Dynamometer Testing
Nick Johnson | Senior Technician | Formula Ford race team
+44 (0)1772 89 3359 | Wharf Building, WB014
Simon Hindle | Technician | Engine Tuning
+44 (0)1772 89 3352 | Wharf Building, WB101
Matt Dickinson | Academic | Superbike race team
Tony Broad | Academic | Mileage Marathon cars
Joel Allison | Academic | Formula Student
LIS Customer Support Team LISCustomerSupport@uclan.ac.uk
+44 (0)1772 89 5355
Wharf Building WB014
Official workshop hours are: 9:30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16:30 (in practice technicians are often available outside of these times).