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25/01/2012

NMMU Racing is expanding their collaborative relationship with Ingolstadt University in Germany, by moving beyond student exchange to sharing technical design information.

After getting to know their team leader Ferdinand Ort during his five month stay with NMMU Racing in 2011, NMMU Racing met with the Ingolstadt team at the Hockenheim Ring during the 2011 Formula Student event to discuss how our respective teams could work closer together. Ingolstadt is well on their way with the manufacture of their first electrically powered Formula Student racing car and have secured an entry into the 2012 German “Formula Student Electric” event.

During Saleem Noorshib’s six month visit to Ingolstadt this year, he will be tasked with gaining as much insight into the unique challenges of developing an electric vehicle, while sharing our experiences with the Ingolstadt team in the run-up to their first Formula Student competition. In addition to Ingolstadt providing NMMU Racing with valuable insights into the research and design of their electric vehicle, NMMU Racing has been able to provide Ingolstadt with support on mechanical design aspects, specifically on the frame and suspension.

We look forward to expanding this valuable relationship in the future to the benefit of both teams, as NMMU Racing has always had International exposure as a core value of our Formula Student team.

NMMU Racing is expanding their collaborative relationship with Ingolstadt University in Germany, by moving beyond student exchange to sharing technical design information.