January 18, 2018

evGrand Prix UK – Generating Tomorrow’s Engineers

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4 x competing countries, 9 Years of Competition,   20+ universities   20+ High Schools


The evGrand Prix is an electric go kart racing championship for schools and colleges which uses the power and exhilaration of motorsport to inspire and engage young people to pursue careers in engineering and technology. Teams get to build, test, and race their very own all electric go kart. Developed by Purdue University, the evGrand Prix is partnered with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway making the academic race part of the world-famous Indianapolis 500 festivities. Part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, the Indy 500 is watched by 300,000 spectators and over 7 million worldwide.

This high-octane Career Readiness program gives students aged 13-18 hands on experience of working with electric vehicle technologies in a real-world racing environment.  As well as learning about battery technologies, vehicle construction, data analytics, electronic controls and braking systems, teams must also engage their local community, businesses, STEM ambassadors and sponsors.

The evGrand Prix UK is being run by The Blair Project in partnership with Bolton University’s new National Centre for Motorsport Engineering, Blackburn College, Greater Manchester Higher with technical support from Purdue University. Testing and racing will take place at Three Sisters Racing Circuit in Wigan on 30 April, 18 June and 16 July.

We’ll be piloting the evGrand Prix UK with 6 x schools in Wigan and Bolton from April through to July 2018.  It will be scaled up as a Greater Manchester wide championship in 2019 involving up to 20 x schools, with another planned for the Birmingham City Region.

The winners will attend the world finals at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2018. We’re looking for companies to adopt a school and provide sponsorship. We have a range of Sponsorship packages too suit every budget. To view please click here.

To benefit please contact Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE on marilyn@theblairproject.org