Students on our engineering courses can join the KU Motorsport team and help them drive for success year after year. It's a great chance to get involved with a real workplace project, enjoy appearing at a major racing circuit - and have something useful and practical to add to your CV.
Since its inception in 2016 the KU Motorsport Caterham Team has gone from strength to strength. Initially starting off in the Caterham Academy series, it now races in the Motorsport Vision Racing (MSVR) Trackday Championship. After our first years racing the student-focused race team have been developing the car's performance on all fronts and has recorded podium finishes as well as setting the fastest laps of the race multiple times at the UK's most prestigious motorsport venues.
The students involved are able to work in roles mimicking those of a professional race team. Typical activities include:
Students from the team have gone on to work for world leading manufacturers such as GoodFabs (performance exhaust manufacturers), McLaren Automotive and 2018 World Rally Champions M-Sport.