See what our competition winners got up to
As part of our sponsorship of British Superbikes rider Storm Stacey, the Stauff Fluid Power Superstock team, and Ginetta GT5's Ruben Hage, we offered automotive students the chance to win a day working with a British Superbike or Ginetta GT5 Challenge team.
This competition has now closed but take a look below to see what our winners got up to during their day at the track.
Our 2022 winners
"I learnt so many things and managed to expand so much of the knowledge I already had when it comes to race cars and how the teams operate. This opportunity did not only benefit my light vehicle side of the automotive industry, but it also gave me a great insight into the motorsport side."
"I had an amazing time at Oulton Park getting to experience what it's like inside the paddock. It was very insightful and I learnt a lot from a top group of people who were always willing to answer questions and help."
"It was a real pleasure to meet Richard and Ruben from Ruben Hage Racing. Such amazing people and I had such an amazing day learning and watching Ruben practice at Silverstone. Thank you!"
"A great opportunity to watch and learn how experts come together for one goal - to win the race. If motorsport is an interest of yours, definitely sign up and witness the speed and precision required to keep up with the best"
"It was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed my day. It was phenomenal to see how much actually goes on behind the scenes and to listen to the bikes up close. It's a great opportunity for the students or young people to learn from as it's the sort of stuff you never get to see."
"A huge thank you to Autotech Academy for allowing me to spend time with you and the team at the exciting Thruxton Circuit. The experience was utterly amazing, especially to be able to talk with some of the riders and to hear them share their passion and to have a close up encounter with the motorbikes. Everyone on the day was super welcoming and friendly."
"Thank you for the amazing opportunity to spend the day with GR Motosport. I got the chance to see how important free practice is when setting the bike up to make it perfect for qualifying and race day."
"The day from start to finish was such an amazing experience. Everyone was really friendly and so supportive (especially when answering any questions I had). I learnt how a professional team works in a challenging environment. I was able to talk to the actual mechanics on how their systems work, and why everything needs to be exactly as it is. I found it so inspiring and as a result, also gained an internship!"
"The day being in the pits seeing how the team operates and learning about the different aspects was unreal. It was very different to what I thought when watching the racing. Seeing how fast and loud the bikes were and getting involved in it all was truly amazing."
"It was an amazing experience and I can't thank these people enough to give me the chance to go and see how the experts work on these vehicles. And to be able to see how much really happens behind the scenes."
Our 2021 winners
"Absolutely recommend. Thanks so much for an amazing day at Oulton Park providing the opportunity to spend time behind the scenes. Great supporters of newly qualified students and young people, thank you."
"I absolutely loved the day, it was an amazing experience. I learnt so much from some of the experienced mechanics and got a taste of what it was like to work on a race weekend. I would definitely recommend anyone to give it a go."
"I had an amazing time meeting the team and watching the races at Thruxton. I would absolutely recommend entering to any newly qualified students. Thank you for the amazing opportunity."
"If I had to summarise the day in a few words I would say "attention to detail". The lengths these teams go to in order to find the smallest tenths on track is mind-blowing. I'm extremely thankful to the team for having me and everyone at Autotech Academy for organising such a rewarding competition."
"I had a brilliant day at Cadwell Park with Autotech Academy and GR Motosport. It gave me a really good insight into what it takes to work and be a team player within a motorsport setting. Thank you Autotech Academy and GR Motosport."
"It was an amazing day and I enjoyed it so much. I learnt some really beneficial things from it too. Thank you for having me!"
"Throughout my time at Silverstone and with the Autotech Academy team I learnt many things. For example, I did not realize the complexity of the relationship between the rider and the mechanics."
"I had an amazing day learning from the professionals. It's really inspired me to go on to do motorsport at university and to chase my dream job. Thank you for the opportunity, I would recommend the experience to everyone."
"I had an amazing day! I would like to thank everybody for the once in a lifetime opportunity to see how a proper race team works and functions. Thank you to the LKQ Euro Car Parts team for having me, and to Autotech Academy for giving me the opportunity."