Final update: ISH Silverbacks Engineers @ Shell Eco-Marathon 2015
Posted 26/05/2015 15:15
ISH Silverbacks Engineers achieved very well at the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe in Rotterdam over the past few days.
In its proper perspective:
Of 230 teams in total, only a dozen are secondary schools, a good number of these linked to technical colleges. The rest are Technical Universities and Colleges from Europe and Africa.
There are 8 categories of competition in the Eco-Marathon. The category in which ISH competed, Prototype Gasoline, featured 60 teams.
Of these 60 teams, one-third either did not pass Technical and Safety Inspection in Rotterdam or failed to complete a full heat of 16 laps within 39 minutes (teams are allowed 4 attempts). This is as usual every year.
ISH Silverbacks Engineers passed Tech/Safety Inspection on Day 2, completed 2 of the 4 heats, and finished 33rd out of the 60 teams in their category.
We are, obviously, no match for the top university teams with budgets well beyond 100.000 euros. No matter; ISH Silverbacks Engineers did an excellent job.
They came, saw, conquered, and learned.
The aim is to put in technical improvements to the engine for next year May's participation in London, and reach the 300+ km mark.
Silverbacks Engineers were a well-led team this year, with Thomas David and Bonne van Oordt in charge, and a very good first driver in Giulia Corti. Full credits to them and the team including the Year 10 interns, as well as to past team leaders Ymiel vd Zanden, Babin Gurung and Minsu Gim, who helped lay the foundation for this year's success.
Please check out this video of day 2: