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Welcome!

This page is devoted to the Chipping Sodbury's School Rotary Racer Greenpower electric car.

This is an efficent electric racing car designed, built and raced by pupils at Chipping Sodbury School in the Greenpower schools challenge. Greenpower cars race in 1.5 hour sprint-style races on full size racing circuits and generally average a speed of around 30mph achieving equivalent MPG values of greater than 3000 MPG. The aim of Greenpower is promoting enginerring & technology as exciting careers to those aged 9-21. The concept for teams is to design, build, develop and race highly efficient "green" electric racing cars.

We had an excellent 2015 season, managing to obtain the title of "International Champions" in the International Greenpower F24 Championship at the final in Rockingham, October 2015. The 2016 season has now started and we hope that our success continues. If you ever want to see us race, follow us on social media to be notified of when we race, or contact the team (view bottom of page for details). 

Our fab sponsors!

These are our amazing sponors who support the Rotary Racer car! If you're interested in becoming one, get in touch!

  

    

Sponsorship Information :) 

Rotary Racer News

  • CALLING ALL CHIPPING SODBURY SCHOOL STUDENTS!! Are you interested in enginerring, programming, or just want to drive? Then come along Monday/Thursday evenings 6-8 for a chance to join us! See you there :) 

  • 5th May 2016 - Sorry about the lack of updates here! We've been working very hard on both the car and the website - and we're going to attend a test day on Monday evening! Busy busy busy here at Rotary Racer! 

  • Video on why schools need DT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BU0wimDxNI&sns=tw

  • INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS EVERYONE ERMAHGERD WE DID IT!! Check out our small video of the final: Rockingham 2015 and have a look at a rundown of the final: InternationalFinalWin2015. Thanks all :) 

  • 29th September 2015 - Rotary Racer has qualified for the final in top position! Now we've got to try and beat the curse of number 1 again...

  • 27th September 2015 - 1st in both F24 races and 3rd in F24+ at Castle Combe race track. Amazing achievement for the team. Have a look at a small video from the day here

  • 20th September 2015 - 1st in both F24 races at Dunsfold and 5th in F24+ with a puncture in the last couple of laps. Tremendous achievement from the team and now we're all looking forward to Castle Combe! Click here to see a video of the day made by the team.

  • 1st July 2015 - 1st and 2nd in F24 and 4th in F24+ at the Rockingham heat. An excellent day out for the team and all managed to cope with temperatures of up to 38.5 degreescelsius! The team also won the siemens digital award, amazing!

  • 20th June 2015 - 1st and 4th places in each F24 race and 2nd in F24+ at RNAS Merryfield. The team also won the portfolio award for the work that has been put into this website - congrats team, keep it up! A race report is now available here

  • 14th June 2015 - The team got 2nd and 1st place in each F24 race at Goodwood. Incredible achivement with it being the first race for some of our new drivers.

  • 12th October 2014 - The team gain 2nd, 3rd and 1st at the international final! This impressive achievement has meant that we came 3rd in the F24+ championship, and 2nd in the F24 international final. Congratulations team!

  • 29th September 2014 - The team have made it into the final!

  • 28th September 2014 - A great day at the home circuit - Castle Combe- getting 1st, 2nd and 1st place positions! Race reports and Pictures will be up soon.

  • 21st September 2014 - A fantastic day's racing gaining 3rd, 2nd and 1st place in each race respectively. Race reports and Pictures will be up soon. Go team!

  • CALLING ALL GREENPOWER TEAMS!! We have made the electronic speed controller used in Rotary Racer into a pupil buildable and programmable kit and are selling this to any Greenpower teams that are interested. More info is at: http://www.greenpower.beamweb.co.uk/groups/electronics/GpSpeed

  • 19th July 2014 - An absolutely brilliant race day at Merryfield for the team, gaining 1st place positions in both F24 races and 2nd place position (only 0.5seconds behind 1st place) in F24+. Pictures can be found in our showcase section of the website and a race report will be uploaded shortly :)

  • 8th June 2014 - A fantastic first race for the season at Goodwood gaining 1st and 2nd places in the first F24 race and F24+ respectively. Pictures from the race can be found here: Goodwood2014 A race report can be found at: Race Report

 

The Team

The Rotary Racer team are:

F24+: Thomas (the Tank Engine/Op-Thomas Prime), Louise (Persil, Small and Mighty) and Ben (Nickname to be chosen).

F24: Tristan (Tristan' Shout), Joe (Josephina the Ballerina), Tom (Turbo Tom), Ben (nickname to be chosen), Daniel (nickname to be chosen) and William (nickname also to be chosen).

Parents: Kevan, Terry, Steve and Rob.

Electronics

We have made the electronic speed controller used in Rotary Racer into a pupil buildable and programmable kit and are selling this to any Greenpower teams that are interested. As well as performing as an electronic motor speed controller, the kit can be developed by the teams into a full electronics control system for Greenpower cars with displays, data logging, GPS and telemetry etc.

More info is at: http://www.greenpower.beamweb.co.uk/groups/electronics/GpSpeed.

 

General Information

Car Development

Videos

Performance and Data Logs

History

Extras

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions about the car, our team or anything in general, feel free to get in contact via email, at rotaryracer@greenpower.beamweb.co.uk! If you want a particular parent or student, please specify within the email subject line. Otherwise, it'll be whoever reads it first!