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Winter School For Race Car Engineers At Mercedes GP Petronas HQ - Learn From Winning Race Engineers

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London, Sept. 17, 2010: Motorsport teams and the industry want their young engineers to 'hit the ground running' - but where can the necessary race engineering hands-on skills be learned?

On 27/28 November 2010, the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) is pioneering a new concept to meet this demand, with their first two-day Winter School at the headquarters of the Mercedes GP Petronas team in Brackley, UK.

Open to all UK or international engineering graduates, and technicians with some race/rally experience, who want to learn more about REAL race engineering skills from experts, the MIA Winter School is led by two highly-successful young race engineers, who really know their stuff.

Dan Walmsley is fresh from engineering a record-breaking season with Strakka Racing. Their HPD ARX-01c won its class at the 2010 Le Mans and took the first-ever outright win for an LMP2 car at the Hungaroring 1000kms.

Jay Davenport is Chief Engineer at the MW Arden GP3 team. One of the most successful teams in F3000 history and owned by RedBull's Christian Horner, Arden International recently teamed up with Mark Webber to create this new MW Arden team for the GP3 Championship.

The November Winter School will cover set-up procedures and double modules in Real World Vehicle Dynamics and Data Analysis & Telemetry.

Motorsport is one of the most challenging careers, requiring a blend of knowledge from established education and practical skills and from 'doing the job' - for most, there lies the real challenge!

The MIA Winter and Spring schools will make this career 'come alive', answering questions not found in any textbook, to help students get a real future as Race Engineers. Those successfully completing both Schools (the second to be held in 2011) will be awarded an MIA Certificate of Accreditation - Race Car Engineering.

For more information and to book one of the 25 places, please visit