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Special Motorsports Event - RML And Lola To Host MIA School Of Race Engineering In November

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London, Oct 20, 2011: The MIA has announced that Lola and RML are the stunning 'classroom' locations for their Race Engineering School, over the weekends of 26/27 November and 3/4 December.

The school is open, and valuable, to all race engineers, their employers, and engineering undergraduates and graduates. Employers want engineers who can 'hit the ground running' with the latest knowledge and techniques; this school delivers just that, by making on-track race management 'come alive' by answering questions not found in any textbook.

Race engineering, the most demanding jobs in motorsport, calls for a special blend of 'formal' engineering knowledge plus hands-on, practical skills from 'doing the job'. This is a real challenge, which the MIA and the motorsport industry, are working to overcome.

The course tutors, Dan Walmsley of Strakka Racing and Jay Davenport of MW Arden GP3, are world class, winning, young, race engineers. Who better to learn from than those who currently succeed in the role they teach?

The MIA uses industry venues as classrooms, to add further industry knowledge and value to these unique courses. Lola Cars and RML, two outstanding international motorsport companies, support this industry-led initiative and will welcome students to their HQs.

Lola Cars International's Group Managing Director Robin Brundle, said: "We welcome this opportunity to engage with the next generation of engineers. Lola has an exciting technology road map, with some impressive R&D projects, which need experience combined with young or fresh thinking. UK plc must recognise and invest in talent to retain its pole position globally."

George Lendrum, Managing Director of the RML Group, 2011 WTCC Drivers' and Manufacturers' Champions with Chevrolet, said: "We need race engineers to be 'race ready' with all the latest technology and knowledge - and that's a tough call in a sport that constantly changes. The MIA's School, by using winning race engineers to teach others, delivers just what's needed. RML looks forward to hosting the school in December."

"The world's best Race Engineering School deserves to use world-class venues," said the MIA's CEO Chris Aylett.

"Both Lola and RML operate successfully at the highest level of motorsport. Students will meet personnel and get to see these organisations face-to-face - an additional bonus to the courses."

These unique Race Engineering Courses run over two weekends, following which students are awarded the MIA Diploma of Race Engineering, recognised by industry.

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For more information, please contact Daljeet Billing on +44 (0)2476 692 600 or email