Eclipse Magnetics is delighted to be a sponsor for the University of Wolverhampton Racing team (UWR)

Putting Theory into Practice

The UWR race team is run professionally by the University of Wolverhampton’s engineering students and is a part of the University’s commitment to producing graduates who can apply both theory and practice in the motorsport industry. It is the only student racing team in the UK to compete in the F3 Cup and the AR Morgan Challenge that uses students to design, manufacture, and race in a competitive environment.

Participation in UWR is open to all University of Wolverhampton students, and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in a fast-paced racing environment. It is a perfect example of the University’s commitment to producing graduates who can apply both theory and practice in the industry.

Investing in the Future

In the last 6 years UWR has given vital experience to 243 team members in various technical roles, many of which have now graduated and now employed by leading F1 teams or Automotive companies such as Bentley, Aston Martin and Morgan.

UWR is unique in Higher Education with the scope of opportunities it offers to students. Overseen by a professional racing driver and motorsport engineers, students race a variety of cars including a Formula 3 Dallara F308 in the F3 Cup and a Formula Student car which students design, build and drive every year in the IMechE Formula Student competition.

The 3 year sponsorship deal gives Eclipse Magnetics the opportunity to share magnetic technology with students and participate in events. The UWR technical and engineering team can also have direct access to the Eclipse Magnetics wide range of Magnetic Workshop Tools and Precision Engineering Equipment.  

Follow the Action

In the first weekend of racing at Silverstone in the F3 Cup, driver Shane Kelly had a successful time taking UWR to the top of the table, with one class win and two 2nd places. The second meeting was at Castle Combe 12th June, UWR had another successful day with 3rd in Class and 2nd in Class placings across the 2 races. The remaining race schedule is shown below:-

Oulton Park

24th July

Brands Hatch

21st/22nd August

Donington Park

18th/19th September


25th September