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If you’re looking for a career in MotoGP it looks like there is a great place to start – Swansea Institiute’s School of Automotive Engineering.

Graduate Andrew Griffith has just landed himself a job with the WCM MotoGP team touring the world as British rider James Ellison’s trackside race data engineer.

Andrew said: “It is a fantastic opportunity to experience the life that few people get to live.”

He now holds a BEng Motorcycle Engineering degree.

WCM Director of Racing Peter Clifford, said: “Good racing teams are lean fighting units that have no capacity for passengers and precious little time for training. We gave Andrew a trial in the most extreme manner possible.

“He started with us at the crucial final race of the 2004 MotoGP season with no training from us at all. Because of the education he received at Swansea Institute he was able to make sense of what was going on and contribute to the race weekend as a full team member.”

“He is now a member of staff and will be an integral part of our development and racing of the Blata V6 for WCM.”

For more information about the BEng Motorcycle Engineering degree at Swansea Institute, contact Dr Owen Williams on 01792 481168 or

MCN Staff

By MCN Staff