BRIDGWATER and Taunton College has received the delivery of two ex-racing cars to help students with their education.

Students and staff were "ecstatic" upon the arrival of two Audi TTs formerly used for track racing.

The delivery was organised by Grand Prix Racewear (GPR), operating from the home of British Motorsport, the Silverstone Circuit.

GPR utilised the two Audi coupes in a race series called GPR Trophy, which consisted only of Audi TTs over a three-round tournament.

Both cars will be used by BTC’s FE (Level 2 & 3) and HE (Level 4 & 5) students on various different projects, where they will have the opportunity to work on the ex-race cars with the aim of getting them back to track-ready condition.

GPR also sent an extensive parts and spares package to be used in the vehicles’ reconstruction, which BTC students revelled in unpacking and labelling ready for the big restoration project.

Justin Blake, Course Leader, said: "This delivery demonstrates our dedication to providing the very best teaching provisions and environment to an extraordinary set of students.

"These Audis have found a new home at BTC, and we cannot wait for the students to start reconstructing and preparing these vehicles for a potential return to the track.

"Their excitement is evident, and I want to say a huge thank you to Grand Prix Racewear for their part in making this possible."

Bridgwater and Taunton College has earned a well-respected status in the motorsport industry, with the college's Motorsport Team competing across the country.

Most recently, driver Josh Smith qualified 2nd in the GT class of Castle Combe’s Racing Club’s Combe Countdown event whilst being supported by Foundation Degree students.

Luke Chard-Maple was supported by Level 2 & 3 Motorsport students during his debut season in the Gurston Down Hill Climb series.