Disciplines

The competition will be divided into two disciplines: static and dynamic. In order to compete in any of the dynamic events, cars must complete a technical inspection which involves a tilt, noise and brake test.

Static disciplines:

1. Engineering Design Event: 150 points

Months before the event, students submit a design report which contains drawings of the vehicle including details with regards to the team’s design goals, race car construction and testing. At competition, judges examine the design and construction of various sections on the car and discuss them with students. The final score is determined by the presentation of the design report, the answers in the discussion and the examination of the car

2. Cost Event: 100 points

Teams are required to submit a cost report which highlights the overall cost of the car and includes the cost of manufacturing and assembling every component on the car. At competition, teams will be judged on the preciseness and credibility of their report.

3. Business Plan Presentation Event: 75 points

Teams present their business plan for the built prototype to an assumed manufacturer represented by the judges. Judges will have to be convinced that the team’s car and manufacturing concept meets the demands of the target group of the nonprofessional weekend autocross racer best and that it can be produced and marketed profitably. Teams will give a 10 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute question-answer period. They will be judged on content, structure and organization of the their presentation, including their ability to answer questions posed by judges.

Dynamic disciplines:

1. Skidpad: 75 points

The objective of the skid-pad event is to measure the car’s cornering ability on a flat surface while making a constant-radius turn. Tracks are designed in the shape of an 8.

2. Acceleration: 75 points

The acceleration event evaluates the car’s acceleration in a straight line on flat pavement of around 75m.

3. Autocross: 100 points

The objective of the autocross event is to evaluate the car’s manoeuvrability and handling qualities on a tight course without the hindrance of competing cars. The autocross course will combine the performance features of acceleration, braking, and cornering into one event.

4. Endurance: 325 points

The Endurance Event is designed to evaluate the overall performance of the car and to test the car’s durability and reliability. The event is the biggest as it had the highest scoring weight and determines the ranking of teams’ within the competition. The endurance track is 22kms long and is split between two drivers (11kms each).

5. Fuel Economy: 100 points

The car’s fuel economy will be measured in conjunction with the Endurance Event. The fuel economy under competition conditions is important in most vehicle competitions and also shows how well the car has been tuned for the competition. This is a compromise event because the fuel economy score and endurance score will be calculated from the same heat. No refueling will be allowed during an endurance heat. In addition, teams that do not finish at least the first 11 kms of the event or are unable to start after driver change will receive no fuel economy score.