21 Jun 2012
Six apprentices from the National College for Motorsport were chosen by their apprenticeship employers to take part in the 80th running of Le Mans 2012 to gain experience in the world's oldest endurance race in France.
The National College for Motorsport offers specific training for the Motorsport industry and staff regularly liaise with employers to offer a curriculum that is relevant for the workplace once learners progress to the Employer Led Race Technician Apprenticeships offered at the Silverstone Circuit.
Experiences such as attending world famous races such as Le Mans provides a great opportunity for the majority of the National College for Motorsport learners and allows them to use the skills they have learnt in the college workshops into practice as part of the race teams.
Le Mans 2012 took place on 16th - 17th June with some of the college's learners playing their part in top ten qualifying teams.
Lewis White, 16, took part in Le Mans for the second time working for Greaves Motorsport who ran two Nissan powered Zyteks in the LM P2 series. Lewis was able to celebrate after Greaves Motorsport secured 5th and 8th place in the 2012 race.
Other learners from Tresham included:
Jay Kapadia, 19, who completed his first race meeting with the Generation AMR (Aston Martin Racing) team.
Dale Williams, 17, attended Le Mans with ADR - DELTA working on a Nissan LM P2 car
Tom Taylor, 16, and Tom Holland, 17, worked for Status Grand Prix who ran a LOLA - Judd in the LM P2 series.
Ben Smith, 20, an apprentice who started at the National College for Motorsport 2010, took the opportunity to attend Le Mans for the second time with JMW Motorsport, this time running a Ferrari 458 in the LM GTE Pro class.
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