Moh brings motorsport to school
Teenage racing driver, Moh Ritson, wowed pupils at Woodhouse Grove School, where he is currently studying in the sixth form, as he and Tockwith Motorsports (TMS) team-mate, Sarah Moore, showcased their Ginetta G50, shared their racing experiences and took questions from both captivated students and the local media.
Moh and Sarah, as well as Simon Moore, TMS’ owner, spoke comprehensively to students studying a variety of different subject matters, such as aerodynamics, engineering and design, all of which are vital aspects of motorsport. The team talked at length about their motor racing careers and what life is like during a typical race weekend in the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship.
Moh’s personal trainer, Analise Moran, also present, spoke to BTEC Sport students about the importance of fitness and nutrition in motorsport, as well as the fitness regime that Moh follows.
Moh said: “It was a fantastic day, bringing together two major parts of my life. I was amazed at the level of excitement and enthusiasm amongst everyone who participated throughout the day.
“The younger students were particularly keen to find out how fast the car went, whether Sarah and I have ever been injured, how the driver swap works and how good the engine sounds – which they found out on the day!
“I would like to thank Woodhouse Grove and the media. Without the school’s support and interest from the press, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such a great event.”
Woodhouse Grove Director of Sixth Form, Chris Softley, said: “We are very proud of Moh and work hard with him and his family to ensure that he can fulfil his academic potential, as well as allowing his racing career to flourish. We encourage a well-rounded, diverse approach to teaching and believe this is the key to building academic and personal confidence.”
Speaking of Moh’s role and influence at Woodhouse Grove School, Chris added: “Moh is part of the school’s Grove Athlete Education Programme, which provides students competing at international, national, regional or county level, with the support they require to enable them to co-ordinate academic life around their sporting commitments – and maximise their potential.
“As a result, we were thrilled to be able to support this rising star and were privileged to learn so much from him and the TMS team. We wish him the very best of luck for the rest of the season and for what promises to be an excellent career in motorsport.”