Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Introducing F1 in Schools competitors Tiro Racing...

We are delighted to introduce to you F1 in Schools team Tiro Racing
made up of six dedicated engineering apprentices currently attending Kingston College
who are competing in the F1 in Schools competition with high ambitions this year!

Tiro Racing team...

The team say:
 "F1 in Schools is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary STEM competition. Students must form teams of 4 - 6 members to design, manufacture and test a model Formula 1 car complying with a stringent set of regulations. Alongside this, teams must consider team identity, branding, marketing and sponsorship, similarly to how a real Formula 1 team would operate. These teams must then compete against each other at a Regional, National and International Level, putting their handiwork through the tough scrutiny of a panel of judges.

Tiro Racing pit display...

We competed at the London and South East Regional Final at the CEME Centre, Rainham on the 8th February. We were successful in winning the award for Best Team Identity and placed 2nd overall, as well as having the fastest car. Due to this result we will be representing the region at the UK National Final at the Silverstone GP Circuit on the 28th-30th March. Here we will compete against the best teams from around the country to determine the 2017 UK National Champions, as well as deciding who will progress through to the 2017 World Finals!
Tiro Racing's car for the regional finals...

Our goal is to become National Champions, so make sure to keep checking our website and social media (Facebook and Twitter) for regular updates on everything Tiro!
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you at the UK National Final!"

We are happy to be a small part of helping Tiro Racing achieve their goals & are delighted to be sponsoring the team throughout their F1 in Schools adventure this year.  We were so impressed by their dynamic approach, we just couldn't say no - we have sent them our very finest precision EZO bearings & hope this goes some way to giving them the winning edge this year 😃  

All the best from us all at SMB Bearings, to the epic crew at Tiro Racing!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Introducing skateboarder Roxana "Rox Sk8 Girl" Howlett...

It's always great to hear from young people with a real dedicated passion for their chosen hobby, so we were delighted to get a message recently, introducing us to Roxana Howlett.  

Roxana with a little bit of SMB booty to get her 2017 off to a flying start 💫

We were so impressed with the progress that she's made in just one year of skateboarding that we were delighted to immediately make her part of our little SMB skate family!  We will be looking forward to bringing you her news & updates as she continues her skateboard journey, but in the meantime you can follow her on Instagram @roxsk8girl or on her YouTube channel Rox Sk8 Girl.

Her very proud Mum, Emma, says:

"My daughter Roxana is 7 years old. She has been skating for less than a year and has a real passion for it. After school each day she runs straight through the house and out the back door onto her miniramp.  She skates every day without fail!   I'm not sure where she gets her talent from as none of our family skate so it's purely driven by her love for skating. 

Enuff skateboards are Roxana's deck sponsor and she features on their riders page here http://www.enuffskateboards.com/riders-page/"

We are sure that Roxana will be a star of the future, if she continues working just as hard as she is right now at her passion for skateboarding, & we're looking forward very much to being a small part of her journey.

Big loves from us all at SMB Bearings Roxana!