Justin Downard

Job Title: Motorsport Lecturer / Work Based Assessor

Job Role: I teach units within the technical certificates and assessing work based learners.  I also support the progression of students into apprenticeships with race teams.

History: I started as rally mechanic with Nissan Motorsport Europe before progressing to Formula One with Team Lotus as a travelling sub- assembly mechanic.

I also spent several years as a Number 1 Mechanic in the British Touring Car Championship with Vauxhall, Nissan and Williams Renault before joining Reynard’s on the 2KQ Sports Car project and Indy Car build.

Interests and Hobbies: Football, Golf and Cricket.

The best thing about working at NC4M: My reason for working in education was to try to give young people the start they need to work in the Motorsport industry.