Hull city centre will host a unique Greenpower Street Race supported by Green Port Hull on Sunday the 28th April 2019.
Following on from a successful race hosted at the KCOM stadium in 2017, Greenpower in collaboration with Green Port Hull are making history by going one step further, holding the first ever electric closed road race in the UK. The event will be a triple header featuring all 3 of the Greenpower race categories; Formula Goblin (age 9-11), F24 (age 11-16), and F24+ (age 16-25).
The event will be staged in the Guildhall area of Hull on a city centre circuit with cars racing around a challenging track, and the Formula Goblin events and a STEM activity area taking place adjacently.
Visit the Inspiration Zone
The University of Hull is running an Inspiration Zone, with a variety of science-based activities. People can explore the planet’s environmental issues with virtual reality demos, discover the latest robotics innovations, try out software programming and have a go on a bespoke racing simulator.
Alongside this will be information about training and careers in energy, manufacturing and engineering from Greenpower’s national and event sponsors.
Greenpower’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition will be held at Hull College on the day, along with a live broadcast of the race on a big screen and a street food market. The Yorkshire EV Club will be in attendance at the college showcasing the new Audi E-Tron electric vehicle.
Green Port Hull, who’s vision is to establish Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire as a world class centre for renewable energy, is the lead sponsors of the event and is supported by the Regional Growth Fund. Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “We support the efforts made by Greenpower in Hull to engage students in careers in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. This unique event offers pupils a creative way to learn about these key subjects and we hope it will help to inspire the young people of Hull to begin rewarding careers.”
|10:30 - 11:00||Goblin parade|
|11:00 - 13:00||Slalom and drag racing|
|13:30 - 14:15||Lap of champions - Main circuit|
|F24/ F24+ Timetable|
|09:30 - 11:00||Practice session|
|11:45 - 13:15||Race 1 - IET F24 ages 11-16|
|14:15 - 15:15||Race 2 - IET F24+ ages 16-25|
|15:30 - 17:00||Race 3 - IET F24 ages 11-16|