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TU Graz Racing Team achieves success in Spain

08/31/2016 | TU Graz news | Studies

By Ulrike Keller

At the Formula Student competition in Barcelona the TU Graz Racing Team once more gained top positions with second place in the overall class.

TU Graz Racing Team’s TANKIA 2016 racing car on the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
At the end of August, Formula Student gave a guest performance at the Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. More than 130 teams from all over the world met under the Spanish sun at the penultimate race of 2016 to compete against each other.

Success for TU Graz

Once more the TU Graz Racing Team had a very successful race in Spain. The TANKIA 2016 racing car did not only achieve second place in the overall class, it also won first places in the skid pad test and fuel efficiency individual events. In the skid pad event you have to drive clockwise and counter clockwise two times each in a figure of eight. What counts here above all is an optimum running gear setting. In this event the TANKIA 2016 was even faster than the competitors with electric engines.

TU Graz Racing Team

The TU Graz Racing Team has been in existence since 2003. The team designs, develops and makes a racing car with combustion engine every year in the Formula Student class or the Formula SAE design competition in its own campus workshop. Most of the 50 members of the team study at TU Graz, but some are at the University of Graz, and they bring together experience from various fields of study – from mechanical engineering and telematic engineering to business administration and environmental system sciences.


To the Facebook page of the TU Graz racing team More details about the TU Graz racing team and its TANKIA racer can be found on the website of the student team More details on Formula Student and Formula Student Austria


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