Backing from the best
The St Brigid’s Secondary School entry into the ‘Formula 1 in Schools’ competition has received backing from one of Kerry’s most successful motorsport engineers.
Richard Browne, who is originally from Firies, is a motorsport engineer with Volkswagen in Hanover, Germany.
He has prepared cars that have won rounds of the World Rally Championship for the German brand.
“It’s great to hear about an initiative like this at a secondary school level. It is even better to hear that two groups of young women are not afraid to enter into, what has been historically a male dominated sport and industry. I wish them the very best of luck,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “My advice to these young women is the same to any young people out there that have an interest in motorsport and want to pursue their dreams. If you follow your passion, and never give up on it, it will never feel like work. It can be the most fast paced and rewarding career to choose.”
This article was originally published in the Killarney Advertiser. Kerry Motorsport News is the motorsport content provider to the Killarney Advertiser