TALENTED engineering students from Bournemouth and Poole College proved they’re a force to be reckoned with in the Greenpower Education Trust competition season.

After success at their first championship heat at Goodwood in June, the team has again taken the top spot, this time at the Greenpower International Final at Rockingham.

Drivers Ryan Conradie, Tyla Munday and Natasha Hockey took turns to battle in the hour and a half long kit car final. ‘Knife ‘n’ Fork It’ steadily made its way up the field and Natasha finished off the race in a deserving 8th place out of 43 cars.

The F24+ Lap Race was next. Nominated driver Natasha competitively battled to earn 14th position overall, but was the first kit car to cross the line in the kit car category.

Sunday saw the main F24+ race take place. Natasha confidently led and made an exceptional start as she tore through the field of cars. Making constant progress as she has done all season, Natasha ended the race in 21st place overall, but most importantly the car, ‘ Knife ‘n’ fork It’ earned first place kit car for the second time.

Main driver and second year Cobham apprentice, Natasha Hockey, said: “We were very pleased with our results from the final and are now focusing on how we can improve for next season. We’re looking forward to the challenges ahead of us and being able to put into practice the things we have learnt from racing this season.”

Wayne Weedon, engineering lecturer at the College, said: “We have learnt important lessons this season that will help us improve next year.

“We have to make lots of improvements to the kit car and we are already working on a second car ‘Fingers Crossed’, hopefully it will be ready in time for the next season.”

The full team included Natasha Hockey, Ryan Conradie, Tyla Munday, Nicola Irvine and Finn Burns.