As part of the ProtoEV Kart challenge, six Year 9 pupils visited the Three Sisters Race Circuit (in Wigan) to test different go-karts. The pupils had the chance to complete laps in both an electric and petrol go-kart to identify the strengths and weaknesses of each. This will be useful when they convert their own petrol go-kart into an electric one.
Pupils were quick to discover how well the electric kart accelerated compared to the petrol go-kart and were keen to put their engineering skills to the test once the Sharples School go-kart is delivered. The go-kart will then be used on the track day in July when the pupils will be racing against other schools and colleges from around the North West.