Monash Motorsport Takes Win at Formula SAE – Australasia 2019
Monash Motorsport has left Formula SAE Australasia with a pair of incredible results earlier this month, with their Combustion class racer finishing in 1st and their Electric class racer finishing in 2nd!
The team made the trek up the freeway to Winton in early December to take on some of the world’s best FSAE competitors in several judged events including autocross and an endurance component. The competition was close; however, the team was able to come away on the overall podium in both classes.
Monash Motorsport run a Davies Craig 9” Thermatic Fan and EWP80 aboard their internal combustion engine racer, which is uniquely powered by a KTM 690 Duke-R engine. Weighing in at under 300kgs, the car is incredibly nimble and thanks to features such as an active DRS (drag reduction system) has very low drag, making it perfect for this style of competition.
Formula SAE was developed to further educate students in all assets around Automotive Engineering, with universities from around the globe designing, building and competing in their own custom-built racers. Resembling a hybrid go-kart/Formula 1 car the futuristic racers rely heavily on high-tech aerodynamic principles such as wings, splitters and undertrays.
The team now heads on break over the Summer after an action packed 2018. Stay tuned for more updates on the Monash Motorsport crew throughout 2019!