All four Giti Tire Motorsport cars achieved top three finishes in their classes at the Nürburgring 24-Hour. Terrible overnight weather at the Eifel circuit saw the race suspended for nine hours, and only 70 of the 97-car grid make it to the finish. Giti said that tyre management proved decisive in helping teams overcome challenging conditions. The Giti Tire Motorsport by WS Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 finished first in the SP8 class, while the Volkswagen Golf VII GTI Clubsport came in third in the VT2 class. In the SP3T class the trailblazing #gitiracing all-female racing team finished third in their Volkswagen Golf VII GTI TCR, overcoming a race crash and garage repairs to finish.
The industry-led Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce’s (STAT) Three Year Progress report shows that BAME representation now stands at over a fifth of apprentice intake, representing a 56 per cent proportional increase over the last two years in the share of BAME apprentices in the sector. The figure provides a positive result for STAT, who have exceeded their commitment to improve BAME representation in apprenticeships.
Emma King, Ford’s senior purchasing manager at the forefront of the marque’s $11bn investment in EVs, has been named the winner of Autocar’s Great British Women in the Car Industry – Rising Stars 2019 initiative, held in partnership with the SMMT.
At the end of March Protyre marked National Apprentice Week by taking on its 100th apprentice. At the same time, the firm announced plans to recruit more female mechanics through its apprenticeship scheme.
Subcon, the subcontract manufacturing supply chain show, has revealed figures that show an industry beginning to exhaust its approach to encouraging female engineering talent to either enter, or re-enter UK manufacturing and engineering.