Welcome to the Preparing a Workshop guide!
This course is designed to help staff better understand what to consider when preparing the space, facilities and equipment you have for building, maintaining and preparing a race car for competition.
There is always an ideal situation that any motorsport enthusiast, college team or racing team owner aspires to have at their disposal, and we understand that circumstances will vary from college to college or team to team when it comes to things like floor space, equipment and facilities.
The lessons throughout are written in a way that those who do not currently teach motorsport at their institution or those who are just starting out in this sport will find the information useful for getting them started. Throughout this course, we cover a range of areas that can be applied to a range of different circumstances when it comes to preparing the space you have available to use for your racing operations or team base. Important areas we cover include floor space availability, equipment, general layout, storage, to health and safety considerations.
A good understanding of a workshop layout and function, including the key activities that take place, will help to ensure you are able to carry out a high standard of work, that will support your development and will create and safer, more efficient and professional way of working.
The information and guidance found within has been developed and written to be mindful of and include those with differing circumstances, skills and knowledge levels, so please be aware we’ve covered a wide range and level of competencies when we developed our guides. We’re confident that there’s something here to learn and take away for everyone whether you’re an enthusiast, perhaps a student enrolled on a motorsport course, maybe an amateur racecar driver looking to build and race their very own racecar, right through to a well-seasoned racing team looking to venture into a new racing competition. The lessons within this course may refer to and also be linked to several other documents in our overall resources including those entered into the Student Motorsport Challenge.
The lessons within this course may refer to and also be linked to several other documents in our overall resources including those entered into the Student Motorsport Challenge.
Important: Whilst we make every effort to provide accurate information and guidance it is your responsibility to ensure you work safely within your organisation and that your race car (entry) meets the technical regulations set, by following and adhering to the BRSCC CityCar Cup Championship and Technical regulations.
Updates, revisions and additions are ongoing as we expand and improve our guides throughout the inaugural Student Motorsport Challenge. Additions to images and the information is an ongoing process and changes are being carried out throughout our guides and lessons. Thank you for your requests and keep a lookout for new information and guidance.
We welcome suggestions, feedback, requests and will keep you updated on corrections, revisions, updates and any additions to come!
Best wishes for the start or continuation of your motorsport career!