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Hull Street Race to brings thousands into city centre again

Thousands will line the streets of Hull again next year as electric racing returns to the city.

The hugely successful Hull Street Race will be back in May 2020, a year after more than 5,000 people watched young racers speed around a track in the city centre.

The closed-road electric race sees young people aged nine to 25 racing single-seater cars they have designed and built themselves.

The 2020 race will build on the success of this year’s inaugural event. It has again been organised by Greenpower Education Trust and supported by Hull City Council, Drax, Phillips 66 and Hull College Group.

Greenpower provides young people with the opportunity to design, build and race electric cars at a host of events throughout the year, culminating in an international final.

The maiden Hull Street Race in April this year proved incredibly popular, with more than 57 teams competing for glory in the three categories: Formula Goblin (ages nine to 11), IET Formula 24 (ages 11 to 16) and IET Formula 24+ (ages 16 to 25).

About 5,000 people attended the previous event, as teams and supporters descended on Queens Gardens.

The Hull Street Race was one of Greenpower’s biggest events, in the organisation’s 20th anniversary year, which championed the importance of the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths. The charity has been shortlisted for a prestigious STEM Inspiration Award for its work on the race, with the ceremony set to take place on Tuesday 5 November at the House of Lords.