Lane Motorsport continues to invest in the next generation of motorsport engineers

LUMotorsport, the Loughborough University Formula Student Team, will be attending the Formula Student UK (FSUK) 2023 race event at Silverstone Racetrack, which will be open to the public on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July.

Lane Motorsport has been supporting LUMotorsport in their efforts to design a single-seat racing car for a number of years. Peter Costin, Business Development Manager for Lane Motorsport, says, “Lane Electronics is a family run electrical connector distributor established for nearly 60 years and it is part of our ethos to support both our local community as well as the next generation of home-grown engineers. Sharing our expertise with the universities competing in FSUK provides the race teams with support while providing us with insights as to the future of motorsport”.

In addition to FSUK, these student designed and built racing cars may also be entered into similar races around Europe for international competitions. Now running with their own successful design of accumulator LUMotorsport have also secured entry to FSCzech in August 2023.

Backed by industry and high-profile engineers such as Ross Brawn OBE, Formula Student challenges enterprising and innovative young engineers to grow their skills by developing, building, and running a single-seater race car. Over 130 university teams from more than 30 countries across the world will be bringing their vehicles to Silverstone, all built entirely by students who are hoping to go on to design, build or race cars of the future.

FSUK is Europe’s most established educational engineering competition celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2023 and is a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers. Intended to encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering, there are now over one hundred university teams taking part every year.

Lane Motorsport is a specialist division of Lane Electronics and was set up 9 years ago with the goal of becoming one of the leading names in the support and supply of electrical connectors and accessories to the Motorsport industry in all its forms.

Lane Motorsport provides the latest high-performance connectors and accessories and is committed to having the right product available from stock or with very short lead-times through a portfolio of franchised suppliers which now includes Eaton Souriau, LEMO, Weald Motorsport, Hellermann Tyton and Nicomatic.