Loughborough College

Project Background:

The Wera-backed Honda Civic rallycross car started life as a year-long project for the Loughborough College Level 3 BTEC Motorsport learners in 2018. The students were tasked with building a race vehicle to a given specification. The learners had to manage all aspects of the project starting with the purchase of the car at auction. They then had to manage the whole build process including budget, ordering parts, working with suppliers, and securing the vehicle competition logbook from Motorsport UK.

A team of four learners saw the entire process through from the beginning and transformed it from road car to race car. The work was completed in 30 days and the vehicle was ready for Loughborough College Lecturer and four-time BTRDA Rallycross Champion, Gary Cook, to race before the end of the 2018 season.

Since then, the car has been maintained by the students at Loughborough College and has gone on to achieve back-to-back BTRDA Clubman’s Championships at the hands of fellow Lecturer, Alex Fletcher.


Wera Tools Support:

In 2023, Wera became a partner of the Motor Vehicle Technology Department at Loughborough College. The collaboration brings together leading industry knowledge and educational excellence with the aim of shaping a brighter future in motorsport. The partnership continues to grow into the 2024 season and beyond.



NameAlex Fletcher
Championship  BTRDA Clubman's Rallycross
CarHonda Civic Type R
First EventPro Kart sprint series 2002
Favourite CircuitLe Mans
Rallying HeroCraig Breen
Interesting FactMy blood is different to the one I was born with due to a donor stem cell transplant.
NameGary Cook
Championship  BTRDA Clubman's Rallycross
CarFord Fiesta
First EventNational Mini Stox at 10 yrs old at Wisbeach
Favourite CircuitKnockhill Rallycross
Racing HeroI have a few, From rallycross Martin Schanche, circuit Steve Soper, Short circuit Stuart Smith snr
Interesting FactI once appeared on Top Gear
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