Success at Silverstone for DMU Racing

July 2013

Nylacast are proud to have sponsored DMU Racing in the 2013 Formula Student competition held at Silverstone this year. Formula Student (FS) is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Backed by industry and high profile engineers such as Ross Brawn OBE, the competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers. Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle.

2013 was the first year DMU Racing took part in the competition. The group of talented, young, aspiring engineering students from DeMontfort University in Leicester came 84th overall in the competition, which is a tremendous effort for a first year entry and will no doubt help to create a solid platform and stepping stone for future years of entry to the competition. The team consisted of a mixed group of students from the Technology faculty of DMU, each taking on different roles from team leadership and driving through to designing, engineering and creating vital components and parts used in the vehicle, all whilst keeping up to date with their studies, exams and coursework. As a headline sponsor for the team Nylacast were able to provide not only monetary sponsorship used for competition entry and parts, but also engineering advice and support from the long established Leicester based company.

In addition to some of their lightweight self lubricating materials for use in different areas of the vehicle. Nylacast would like to congratulate the graduating student members of the team and wish them success in their future. And look forward to continuing their partnership with the team in future years and working with more and more aspiring future engineers, helping to fill the often publicised UK skills shortage.

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