Radical RS3 race car roars in for automotive masterclass

Published: November 16, 2017

Ash Hicklin, who is a semi-professional racer, brought a Radical SR3 race car to Telford College this week for a masterclass to demonstrate to automotive students some maintenance requirements for a mechanic at a race weekend.

Automotive | Radical RS3 | Telford College | Jordan Codd 1

Automotive | Radical RS3 | Telford College | Jordan Codd 1

Ash Hicklin, who is racing professionally next summer, said: “This car is powered by a 1500cc engine that will accelerate the vehicle from 0-60mph in three seconds, which is as fast as most supercars.”

Dave Adams, automotive lecturer, said: “It’s always important to get different types of cars in to the automotive centre at Telford College so the students can see variations of makes and models.

“The automotive level one students are currently in the middle of their braking unit, and getting Ash in with his Radical SR3 will help to enhance their learning and enrichment.

Automotive | Radical RS3 | Telford College | Jordan Codd 2

Automotive | Radical RS3 | Telford College | Jordan Codd 2

“The students were able to look at the braking technology on the vehicle and compare it to the more common vehicles that they had been working on in lessons.

“They were quizzed on the material and calliper types and we will be building on this in future theory sessions.

“We are working hard to get more guests to the Haybridge campus for similar masterclasses, automotive and engineering students will be rewarded from their professional input.”

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Jordan Codd, who is an automotive student, said: “It was good to see different technology as part of the course. I got to look at the braking system and compare it to normal road vehicles.”

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Automotive | Radical RS3 | Telford College | Jordan Codd 3

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Ash Hicklin added: “It was great to bring the car in and talk about the technical systems involved, the students were really enthusiastic and the facilities here at Telford College are great.”

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