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Hummingbird 2023 Season Article - by Daisy

Last year was an extremely successful year for our famous Hummingbird team. We gained a new sponsor, Becton Dickinson (BD), who have given us a huge boost in our budget, which enabled us to change the colour of the car from blue to a race car green. As well as this, the car itself has only had a few yearly touch ups including fixing gears, seatbelts, and electrics.  

As for our main races last year, in May we travelled to RMB Chivenor in North Devon for a South-West heat. We came 4th overall, just missing out on the international final qualification. However, we did win the sustainability award for our car. Then, in July, it was a 2-and-a-half-hour drive down to Predannack in the Lizard Peninsula, where we won all our races in our car type category. As well as best presented team. This meant we qualified for the international final at Goodwood Motor Speedway.  

So, in October, it was a 4-hour drive along the south coast to Goodwood, just near Southampton. Here, we completed against teams from all around the UK as well as teams from Portugal, Poland, Gibraltar, and many more. In our races, we came 21st overall out of 90 cars. But the main accomplishment of the day was that our team won the best portfolio award – much to Eloise’s delight, who was key in writing the piece.  

So, what is next for our Hummingbird team?

Well thanks to our sponsors BD, we have been gifted a new kit car to build, design and race! Our trusted year 10 and 11 mechanics (along with Mr Thackray who is a little less trusted) are hard at work preparing the car to be built, getting branding and media ready for the new racing year, with more races, building and pure awesomeness!  

Want to be a part of Hummingbird?

Be a driver or a pits member on the racetrack, in on the action. Or a part of the mechanics building, fixing, and testing the new cars. Or maybe your artistic flare can design the new car with inspiring colours, logo and even a new mascot. We want you!!

Emails and posters regarding what you can do to get involved will be sent out soon. If you are interested, keep your emails up to date and get involved. 

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