ETSEIB Motorsport and Dynamics UPC reach Formula Student podium

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The ETSEIB Motorsport driver with the CAT11e vehicle

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The Dynamics UPC DYN-03 car in a Formula Student Spain event

ETSEIB Motorsport’s electric car took third place at a competition in the Czech Republic, and Dynamics UPC finished second in the combustion class at Formula Student Netherlands. The final competition of the season for both teams was Formula Student Spain, where the rest of the UPC teams – UPC ecoRacing, e-Tech Racing and Vilanova Formula Team – also took part.

Sep 19, 2018

The veteran ETSEIB Motorsport team of the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering (ETSEIB) finished third in Formula Student Czech Republic thanks to good results in the various static and dynamic events. With improved aerodynamics and a significant reduction in weight, the team’s electric single-seat racing car got the highest scores for Cost and Manufacturing and Skid Pad, with a time of 4.86 seconds.

In other results, the team finished 16th in Formula Student Germany, with a score of 401 points, and 18th in Formula Student Spain, with a score of 365 points. In the Spanish competition, the vehicle’s performance was hampered by a series of braking problems that led to it being withdrawn from the Endurance event.

For its part, Dynamics UPC, which this year was made up of 34 students of the Manresa School of Engineering (EPSEM), was the first team from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) to take part in the competitions held in the summer of 2018. The team opened the season for the UPC at a race held at the TT Circuit in Assen as part of Formula Student Netherlands, finishing second overall in the combustion class with a total score of 554 points.

DYN-03, the competition vehicle designed and built by the EPSEM for the season, also achieved good results at the Barcelona–Catalunya circuit in Montmeló, scoring 50 points more than last year. In the second half of the season, the team finished 22nd in the overall ranking, making it the third best Spanish team in the combustion class.

Rendezvous at Montmeló
The UPC’s other teams – UPC ecoRacing, e-Tech Racing and Vilanova Formula Team – also took part in the Formula Student Spain competition.

The team from the Terrassa School of Industrial, Aerospace and Audiovisual Engineering (ESEIAAT) competed for the first time with its four-wheel-drive electric vehicle, the ecoRX. With this vehicle, which reflects the team’s focus on innovation, UPC ecoRacing finished 13th in the design events and 24th in the overall ranking.

E-Tech Racing had pursued an ambitious project for the season but ran into last-minute technical problems that prevented the team from participating in the dynamic events at Formula Student Spain. The team from the Barcelona East School of Engineering (EEBE) saw its efforts rewarded in the static events, finishing 23rd in Design and 14th in Cost and Manufacturing in a field of 39 electric vehicles.

Finally, the Vilanova Formula Team, from the Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Engineering (EPSEVG) finished 34th at the Spanish circuit after overcoming technical problems that threatened its participation in the Endurance event.