Motorsport

RAF Gears Up For Racing Car Challenge

Motorsport and recruiting teams joined forces to transform a road vehicle for competition in the upcoming season.

The Royal Air Force has been showcasing its engineering skills at Europe's biggest Auto Sport Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

RAF Motorsport and recruiting teams joined forces to transform a standard road car into a vehicle fit for competition on a race track.

The teams intend to have the BMW in racing condition in just four days so it can compete in the upcoming Armed Forces Challenge.

Rally cars on display at the Auto Sport Show in Birmingham

Thousands of visitors attend the Autosport show and RAF personnel were also on hand to answer questions about the skills needed for the RAF and motorsport.

RAF recruiting team at the Auto Sport Show in Birmingham

RAF reservist and professional rally co-driver Phil Hall, was at the event and believes the combination of recruitment and motorsport makes absolute sense.

"You have to able to think on your feet and be able to do things wherever it happens . You don't always have a clean and dry workshop to work in." 

The RAF Motorsport team will compete in the upcoming Armed Forces Challenge.

A group of trainees from RAF Halton were supervised by members of the RAF Motorsports team to transform the car.

It will be will be competing at the 2019 forces championship events.