The University of Western Australia's Motorsport team continued its successful run by claiming second place overall in the Formula SAE Australasia event in Melbourne at the weekend.
The event was won by Monash University while University of Wollongong took third place.
UWA Motorsport project manager Taki Dermedgoglou said the team was pleased to have recorded a top-three placing in six of the eight individual events, as well as second place overall.
The Formula SAE Championship offers engineering students the chance to design, manufacture and race an open-wheel race car. The team is run and managed by students, with two academic supervisors.
Cars are built each year by a team of up to 60 students and UWA's winning cars have always been yellow. This year, the students raced in their ninth car and are now building the tenth.
The competition includes various examinations: dynamic - skidpan, acceleration, autocross, endurance, fuel economy - and static - cost, design and presentation. The rules change every year, which makes it more challenging for the students.
UWA Motorsport was established in 2001 and has a proud history, achieving local and international recognition in design. UWA Motorsport has won two Australasian titles and also won the 2008 Formula SAE World Championship in Detroit, Michigan.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson congratulated the UWA Motorsport team for achieving second position in the Australasian competition.
For further information about the Motorsport team, visit https://motorsport.mech.uwa.edu.au
Taki Dermedgoglou (UWA Motorsport Project Manager 2009) (+61 4) 13 575 452
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716