Nurturing talent at Silverstone Park
National College for Motorsport
The ‘motor sport’ arm of Tresham College in east Northants, 2014 marks the tenth year since the NCM moved to Silverstone.
In the last decade it is estimated more than 600 students have been taught the art of stripping, re-building, repairing and wiring racing cars in its workshops which simulate the immaculate surroundings of a professional race team.
Visit www.nc4m.ac.uk for more information.
Calfornia Superbike School
Superbike School is the UK arm of the California Superbike School which is recognised as the pre-eminent motorcycle training school in existence.
2014 saw Superbike School Ltd and Silverstone Park occupiers Ducati UK join to supply the school with a fleet of high performance bikes for rider tuition. With Ducati acknowledged as being the world’s most desirable motorbike manufacturer, it is a match made in heaven.
Visit www.superbikeschool.co.uk for more information.
Racing Steps Foundation
The Racing Steps Foundation, based in Silverstone Park’s Innovation Centre is a private, not-for-profit fund that provides and finances competition and personal performance development programmes for young British racers in cars, motorbikes and karts.
Its ambassador is John Surtees OBE – the only man to win both the Formula 1 and 500cc motorbike (now known as MotoGP) world titles.
Visit www.racingsteps.co.uk for more information.
Silverstone University Technical College
For any 14 to 18 year-old and their prospective employers, Silverstone Park’s University Technology College is a very special place indeed.
The UTC, which is all about producing the best engineering brains for the future, opened in September 2013 and is already rapidly building a reputation internationally.
Visit www.utc-silverstone.co.uk for more information.