BTCC team in the spotlight
Dunlop MSA British Touring Car team Honda Yuasa Racing appeared on ITV’s Daybreak breakfast programme today (29 January) as part of two live reports regarding the necessity for more apprenticeship schemes in the UK.
The Warwickshire-based team has been a long supporter and provider of apprenticeship places, and a number of its apprentices have gone on to work for the team in a permanent capacity. One such individual is Technician Alex Knight, who recently finished his apprenticeship with the squad and is now a fully-fledged member of staff. “An apprenticeship was definitely the right choice for me,” he said. “It has worked well and I am delighted I took this route.”
Team Manager Peter Crolla was quick to recognise that the scheme has benefitted all involved, with a number of their apprentices carrying out vital work for the team. “We’re obviously working very hard at this stage in the year to develop the car into a race winner for the 2013 BTCC season and our apprentice race technician Sam Browning makes a significant contribution towards this. I’m pleased that ITV have chosen to focus on the team for their Daybreak feature on apprentices and apprenticeships in the UK and they see the part, which Team Dynamics and Honda (UK) play in this. As well as Sam, one member of the Honda (UK) apprentice programme also works with the team at race weekends throughout the year so it’s great that we can demonstrate how the these guys play a vital role within the team”
Browning himself is thankful for the opportunity provided to him by Team Dynacis/Honda Yuasa Racing. “I am 100 per cent confident this was the right move for me. It is vital in motor sport to get on the ladder and gain experience. I hope to obviously make a name for myself and then achieve my goals within the sport, and I believe this position gives me the best opportunity to do this.”
The reports can be seen online via ITV’s own TV catch-up service – see www.itv.com/itvplayer for more details.