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ECU motorsports team shines at international competition

Monday, 20 December 2010


Congratulations to the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team from the School of Engineering who successfully competed in the 2010 FSAE international competition, finishing first amongst the WA teams and an impressive fifth overall.

The FSAE competition is open to students around the world, with the Australasian event seeing 27 teams from the Asia-Pacific region compete over three days, testing their cars design and performance against competitors from other universities.

The ECU team was one of only a handful of participating teams who successfully competed in all categories, achieving impressive results across the board including second place in the acceleration trial and selection as finalists in the design section for the second year running.

Motorsport Coordinator, Dr Kevin Hayward, was thrilled with the ECU team’s overall performance.

“This is a fantastic achievement, particularly as it has been accomplished in only our third year of competition and with a team consisting mostly of first and second year students. The team worked extremely well together and our drivers did an outstanding job despite limited time ahead of the competition in 'Scarlett' - the Team name for our beautiful 2010 car.”

“ECU’s Team benefits greatly from the fact that our Mechanical Engineering and Motorsports courses attract many students who have a passion for Motorsports. Thus we have a diversity of skills in our team, including several students who are widely experienced in various technical areas within the field,” said Dr Hayward.

“I’d like to congratulate the students and thank them for all their hard work leading up to and throughout the competition and we look forward to an even more successful year in 2011.”

For more information on the 2010 Competition, visit the SAE International website.

For more information on Motorsports at ECU, visit the Engineering webpage.


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