Wigan & Leigh Powerhouse MotorTec – The People’s Race Team

Wigan & Leigh MotorTec is a new student race team giving young people aged 14+ the exciti4626699580_293x396ng opportunity to become part of a car racing team, and learn automotive and engineering skills.

Mentored by a team of experienced race mechanics & engineers, these  enthusiastic young people are transforming 3 x  road cars into lean mean racing machines, able to compete with the best in the MSVT Championships, and racing at prestigious circuits like Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

The team is a partnership between The Blair project, Wigan & Leigh College and BPA Autocentre in Leigh.  Together we are building a team to give young people the experience of organising and completing a project with time, money, and quality constraints, (under strict supervision). Our aim is to teach young people about teamwork, logistics, engineering and component manufacturing. And raise levels of aspiration and educational attainment – ‘Yes We Can!’


•Sponsorship – in kind or cash.  Eg Tyres, components, safety wear,  digital marketing

•Volunteer personal/staff  time . Seeking Engineers, mechanics or grid mates ( general volunteers)

•Spread the word  – Tweet @GetMeMotoring or follow us on Facebook.com/theblairproject

•Donate via our website www.theblairproject.org

•Fundraising goal £60k!Sponsors are now being sought.


•The opportunity to be a passenger in the vehicle you sponsor on our track testing days. 

•Your business name/ logo on the vehicle, which will be featured in all our videos on YouTube

•MSVR has a large audience & “YOUTUBE” coverage with the possibility of our project being covered on BBC 3.

•The opportunity to give back and pass on your skills to  the next generation.

•Positive PR & media exposure and demonstration of your CSR.

To benefit please email our head of marketing Marilyn Comrie OBE  Marilyn@theblairproject.org