Cranfield honours MSc standouts

Three exceptional former postgraduate students from the Cranfield MSc Motorsport Engineering & Management course received awards for outstanding achievement during Friday's BRDC Awards Luncheon, organised in conjunction with the Autosport International show at the NEC. They were Nicholas Dalton, Johann Gibson and Mark McKenzie

Cranfield honours MSc standouts

The well-established course at the Bedford university, which is an Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPSRC) backed initiative, was developed in partnership with the UK motorsport industry to provide its future race engineers, designers and technical managers. The prizes are awarded by organisations associated with the MSc programme, including the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), Prodrive, Xtrac, Sir Jackie Stewart, and Cranfield's visiting professor, Adrian Reynard.

The BRDC Trophy & Prize is for the leading British student for his or her performance in relation to the three elements of the course (taught modules, thesis project and design project) and their interaction with the motorsport sector. The winner was Johann Gibson for her outstanding contribution.

The Sir Jackie Stewart OBE Trophy & Prize is for the student who achieves the best overall performance on the taught element of the course, the group design project and the individual thesis project. The winner was Nicholas Dalton.

The Professor Adrian Reynard Prize is for the student offering the best thesis project. The winner, Mark McKenzie, received a certificate and cheque from Jane Gilham of Xtrac on behalf of Adrian Reynard.

The Prodrive Trophy & Prize is for the winning group design project team. Anthony Brinkman, Samuel Burnon, Richard Cree, Nicholas Dalton and Michel Oskam-Roux won it for their prototype jacking system.

Prodrive will have Cranfield's current students working in teams to design and manufacture chassis alignment systems for its Subaru WRC cars. Their presentations will be held at Cranfield on April 23, 2003.

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