Published on September 11th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Taylor’s Racing Team Takes on International Race Challenge
Taylor’s University’s Racing Team (Taylor’s Racing Team) is on course to securing better position at the Educational Innovation of Motorsport and Automotive (EIMA) Race in Kuantan this September, and at the 2016 Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Australasia (Formula SAE-A) in Melbourne, Australia, from 8 to 13 December 2016.
Taylor’s Racing Team was the first team from Malaysia to qualify and race in the Formula SAE-A competition in Melbourne, Australia in December 2015. The team was placed 3rd in the business presentation category, and 25th in the race which comprised 35 teams last year.
This achievement also places the team’s overall ranking at 322 out of 528 teams worldwide in the Formula Student World Ranking for Combustion Car, higher than other well-known universities from around the world including Cambridge University. The team has been racing in the EIMA Race since 2012.
Taylor’s School of Engineering is the first private university in Malaysia to adopt the CDIOTM (Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate) framework which gives aspiring engineers the needed exposure to real world issues and hands-on experience in developing ‘industry-ready’ solutions.
This year, the Taylor’s Racing Team will be racing with the improved ‘Epifany’ in EIMA Race and the brand new challenger, the ‘TR16’ with a Yamaha R6 engine, at the Formula SAE-A in Melbourne.
Sponsors of the 2016 Taylor’s Racing Team include auto part makers and service providers such as Motul International, Hankook Motorsport, Yuasa Battery Malaysia, STT Precision Sdn Bhd, PracWorks, United Everco Industries Bhd, Claws Advanced Suspension System, GT Auto, Sley Enteprise and KS Brakes Performance & Engineering. Other sponsors are Pebblereka 3D Printing Hub, High Advantage Sdn Bhd, Meng Kah Auto Parts Trading Sdn Bhd, Motorsport Playground, Wheelspin Motorsport, Superkart Indoor Karting and TR Motor.
The Formula SAE is an industry-recognised, international competition managed by the Society of Automotive Engineers for its student members. The competition, which sees participation from more than 400 university teams each year, requires each university team to design, build and race a small high-performance, one-seater race car.