Tendring students to race eco car around Rotterdam streets

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Tendring students to race eco car around Rotterdam streets Tendring students to race eco car around Rotterdam streets

YOUNG speedsters from Tendring are set to zip around the streets of Rotterdam in a homemade eco-friendly racing car.

A team of students from Tendring Technology College have painstakingly developed their special eco racer, called Thin Lizzy.

They have been invited to take part in the Shell Eco Marathon, a massive energy efficient race around a specially mapped out street course in Rotterdam.

The Thorpe-based team is made up of six youngsters from the technology college.

They will be competing against students from all across Europe.

Team leader Tom Philpot, 14, said: “We’ve put a lot of work into the car. It’s made out of carbon fibre with a Honda engine.

“We are looking to achieve about 2,000 miles to the gallon.

“We’re all getting really excited about it now."

The competition will take place later this month.

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