Joshua Daniels, an IMI Awards candidate from Hull College, has been praised for his skills and dedication
Joshua Daniels, an IMI Awards candidate from Hull College, has been praised for his skills and dedication, after working with the AJ Racing Technicians on their Ford Focus ST race car at Snetterton Race Circuit and being invited to become a permanent member of the team.
Formed in 2012 by Jonathan Morris, AJ Racing provides an opportunity for injured ex-service men and women of the Armed Forces to join the team and compete in the Time Attack Championship, racing a Ford Focus ST170. An ex-medically discharged soldier of the Black Watch Infantry, Jonathan has secured a scholarship for the past two years for the AJ Racing project. He aims to provide opportunities and valuable working experience for automotive students from local colleges within an exciting motorsport environment.
The racing day provided some challenges for Josh, as the car suffered some technical issues during the warm up, so it was down to the technical team to diagnose and repair the fault.
Following his experience in the pit lane, Josh has been left with a real enthusiasm for motorsport and a career in the motor industry. "I have really enjoyed my time with AJ Racing, and am now a permanent member of the team," says Josh, who joined the team after Jonathan did a presentation at his college. "I can't thank AJ Racing enough for their help and support. I am looking forward to the future."
"Josh has been a huge credit to the AJ Racing team this year," says Jonathan. "We send our thanks to Hull College for supporting him. We hope this project opens up new pathways for students, like Josh, to follow their interests and develop new skills to further their career paths."
To find out more about AJ Racing, visit www.anjracing.co.uk/