Silverstone joy for Billy

By Nigel Slater 20/03 Updated: 20/03 14:06

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A MOTORSPORT enthusiast is set to live life in the fast lane after being awarded an apprenticeship at the famous home of the sport.

Billy Narburgh, a pupil at Pershore High School, will be putting his foot down on his career in the summer when he starts training as a engineer at the Silverstone School of Motorsport.

The Year 11 student, who is set to complete a Young Apprenticeship qualification in Motor Vehicle Engineering has previously done work experience at Cox's Cars in Pershore working on the mechanics of many different cars.

Billy's entrance to Silverstone comes after he attended the National College for Motorsport at the Silverstone circuit and had the opportunity to speak to tutors in the workshop who gave him a better understanding of the course and the role of a race technician.

An excited Billy said he was thrilled to be on such a prestigious training programme.

"I feel very lucky to have found a course and a career that is going to make the most of my passion for mechanics," he said.

Clive Corbett, Pershore High School headteacher, added: "This is a great achievement for Billy and we wish him all the best. He loves cars and mechanics and besides being a Top Gear fan, his weekends are spent taking part and tuning up his NC nitro car in his dad's workshop."

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