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08/08/2011

NMMU Racing is the first Formula Student team on the African continent to successfully compete in all static and dynamic events of the prestigious Formula Student Germany competition!

FSG TeamRepresenting Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and flying the South African flag, NMMU Racing also became one of the most successful first time entries by completing all dynamic events in the competition, including the gruelling 28 lap endurance race, with no component failures on the car. Both judges and fellow competitors were impressed by the quality of engineering on our car, as well as the level of knowledge displayed by a first time team at the design presentation.

The team also made many friends with other university teams, and in addition to the existing exchange program with Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, have started collaboration on both an academic, technical and student exchange level with Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences and Zwickau University of Applied Sciences.

NMMU Racing has racked up another round of “firsts” in the process:

  • First South African team to compete in the Formula Student Germany competition.
  • First African team to pass scrutineering

First African team to complete all dynamic events, including skid pan, acceleration, autocross and endurance.

Congratulations to the team on this outstanding achievement!

Contact information
Mr Trevor Stroud
Lecturer
Tel: 27 41 504 3565
trevor.stroud@mandela.ac.za