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SHURacing success at Silverstone

Wednesday 26 July 2017

The SHURacing team

Congratulations to our SHURacing team who have finished 23rd in the Formula Student racing competition.

Formula Student is an international competition, which is organised and sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). The aim of the competition is for a team of students to design, develop, innovate, build, test and race a single-seated racing car. This includes a rigorous testing process of both static and dynamic events, which is judged by experienced industry specialists. The entirety of the car's development is undertaken by students, who are welcomed onto the team from all degree disciplines – from Mechanical Engineering, to Business and Events Management and English Language.

The UK competition finishes with a prestigious motorsport event at Silverstone in July every year with over 75 teams competing this year.

It has been a great opportunity for our students to experience a live racing environment and to adapt their engineering skills to a practical situation, with special thanks to the 2017 management team Ryan Fletcher, Matthew Wilkinson, Daniel Hancock, David O’Dea, Thomas Gooding and Matthew Heywood.

Development of the 2018 season’s car has already started and is eagerly anticipated after this year’s success. You can get involved no matter what degree you study or what year you are in – all applications will be considered. For more information please contact the 2018 Team Principal, Max Vollans at B3032050@my.shu.ac.uk.

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