RGU students begin Silverstone preparations

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A team of Robert Gordon University students have begun preparations which they hope will allow them to race a car at the famous Silverstone track.

The creation of the new ‘RGU Racing’ student association, made up of 20 engineering and business students, will join teams from across the globe in Formula Student.

Scott Murison, applications supervisor from RGU’s School of Engineering, is working closely with the youngsters on the design stage, which will see them submit plans to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers next summer.

They will then take their designs into the workshop to build their car with the ultimate goal of racing at the home of British motorsport in 2021.

The group is headed up by third-year mechanical engineering student, Michael Dow, who said:  “We decided we wanted to form a team and got this put into motion as quickly as we could.

“We knew it would be an opportunity to apply what we were learning in class to a field in which most of us want to move into in the future.

“We are a diverse university based in Aberdeen but also internationally and so, as a result, we have many different backgrounds involved in our team.

“As a first-time entry, we are focused on achieving a respectable overall performance, and are looking to really establish RGU Racing within the Formula Student circuit.”