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28 Nov 2012 11:15

Winner of 2012 Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award announced

Last night (27 November 2012) saw Roberto Antonio Pace, a 25 year old student at Kingston University, named as this year’s winner of Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award. Roberto’s winning idea was a ‘Cylindrical Brake System’ representing the third-generation brake system, after drums and discs.

This innovative idea wins the student a prize of £7500 and a five-month work experience package shared between contest sponsors Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, Peugeot, Skoda and Toyota.

The winner was announced at last night’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ annual dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, with the awards being presented by Autocar’s editor-in-chief, Steve Cropley, and Kevin Gaskell, chairman of Courland Automotive Practice.

Upon the announcement Steve said: ‘Roberto, Jonathan and James should be justifiably proud of their achievement in the 2012 contest. The level of entries was extraordinarily high, and they have completed three tough judging processes, which was by no means an easy task.’

‘We look forward to getting to know Roberto as he starts his automotive industry work experience.’

The competition run by Haymarket Consumer Media’s Autocar in partnership with Courland International and the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders was launched in 2009 to offer a unique chance to kick-start automotive industry careers.

For more information on the competition and to see the full 2012 Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award brief click here.

You can also find out more on the event’s Facebook page.

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