Death Comes to Donnington

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The world of motor racing is fast, furious and fascinating – but not usually deadly! And yet the hot favourite to win the famous Donnington Cup was involved in a mysterious accident which abruptly ended his chances on the track. Your students will have to explore the competitive sport of motor racing in the 1960s to discover whether this was just a tragic accident, or something altogether more sinister.

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The Donnington Tragedy – Accident, negligence, or murder?

What caused Austin Healy, world class racing driver, to suddenly lose control of his car during the Donnington Cup race, with fatal results?

Conditions were good, visibility was perfect, and there were no other cars close to him, yet he unexpectedly spun his car and crashed into the barrier with such force that he lost a wheel, and was killed on impact. Was this simple driver error, or did something happen in the pit that compromised his car and cost him his life? Do you have what it takes to crack the case?

Join Inspector Bartram as he identifies and interviews suspects; locate and examine evidence; search the team garage and pit area; check out Austin Healy’s  team mates and rivals; visit other locations and search them for clues; evaluate the suspects and their statements; get to the bottom of inconsistencies and anomalies, and work out what really happened.

Why was an insurance policy taken out on Austin shortly before the race?

Why was there a stand in member in the pit team that day?

Why is Austin’s main rival so desperate for a win?

What were Austin and his girlfriend arguing about before the race?

Who was the stranger glimpsed hanging round the pit garage?

The answers to these, and other questions, will help you uncover the truth, and solve the mystery.

Death Comes to Donnington Projects*

* The basic Sleuth IT case comes with the first three projects available as a download. All ten projects, complete teaching resources, access to EAL versions of cases and differentiation support materials versions come with the SleuthIT subscription package.

Evidence dossier*
Comic Strip*
News Report*
Crack the Code
Evidence Analysis
Organising data
Character project
Forensic facts
Explain Everything project
Conclusions – submitting your report
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