Dearne Valley College (DVC) is launching a new motorsports programme.

The launch event, which took place on Thursday, welcomed a number of professional race teams and associations showcasing their vehicles such as; ‘Team Honeywell’ UK Uniroyal Fun Cup Winners, Max Lees Locost Championship Driver, the Motor Sport Association, Sheffield and Hallamshire Motor Club and Dukeries Rally.

New for September 2012, the Wath-based college is offering the new exciting programme that will look at the skills needed to compete in the world of motorsport.

Jon Barker, DVC programme area manager for engineering and technology, said: “This exciting new programme is ideal for any young person wanting to pursue a career in the motor industry.

“The practical skills gained will be put to good use with the sprint car project which is a first for the college.”

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