Students in the fast lane with F1 sidecar project


A Brighouse apprentice is racing ahead when he was set the project to design a colour scheme and re-paint a Formula One sidecar.

Kirklees College student Danny Crowther, who is working at Deano’s Motors in Brighouse, successfully repaired and finish an F1 sidecar vehicle with guidance from professionals from EDSB Racing.

The refurbished sidecar painted in the college colours, which was worked on by fellow students Joel Booth and Robin King, will be racing in the British F1 sidecar Championship alongside British Super Bikes championship (BSB).

The students are studying a level three advanced apprenticeship in vehicle body repair at Kirklees College’s specialist engineering centre in St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield.

Kirklees College learning and assessment officer Stuart McGregor had formerly raced as a passenger on an F1 sidecar for seven years. “Having repaired and painted many sidecar fairings over the years I thought it would be a good project for my learners as it covers every aspect of the course criteria,” he said.

Dan Knight from EDSB provided the brief for the students and helped them to develop the project from drawing board to delivery.

“The Sidecar fairings look great and the students have done a fantastic job,” said Dan.

I am really impressed and excited to help young people develop and learn new skills on a project that is mutually beneficial.”