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Eleven built cars and 35 medals on the international stage, as well as winning the prestigious Formula Student Italy 2017 competition, are the achievements so far of the PWr Racing Team - a scientific club from the Wrocław University of Technology. This year, students from the Wrocław Branch of the Wrocław University of Technology in Legnica are following in the footsteps of their colleagues from Wrocław by modernising the RT-05 race car, which will compete in the 'Alumni Cup' competition. This competition involves cars that could be seen on tracks in previous seasons.
To collaborate on this project, the Legnica Branch of PWr has invited companies operating in the region, including mining machinery manufacturer Mine Master from Wilków. The construction of such a car requires knowledge, time and also the support of experienced experts in the mechanical industry," stresses Tadeusz Lewandowski, Ph.D., Director of the Legnica Branch of PWR, "I make no secret of the fact that we count on their substantive and financial assistance. We want to provide our students with the best possible conditions to pursue their passions, and without the participation of companies such as Mine Master, this would be difficult to achieve.
As part of this cooperation, Mine Master donated a Honda CBR 600 RR PC40 07-12 engine to the PWr Racing Team Legnica. We are very pleased with this support from Mine Master," says Michał Gąsior, a second-year Mechanical Engineering student at the PWr Branch in Legnica, one of the project leaders. We can now speed up work on the reconstruction and modernisation of the RT-05 car. Of the more expensive components of the vehicle, we are still missing the differential. We hope to obtain this component too, with the support of sponsors," he adds.
We have been cooperating with Wrocław University of Technology on various business and educational projects for years," explains Andrzej Czajkowski, Vice President of Mine Master, "We are very keen to make studies in mechanical engineering, especially machine construction, attractive to young people, as they will be our future engineers. Working on projects such as the construction of a racing car allows us to turn theoretical knowledge into practice and this is a very valuable experience from the point of view of a future employer. Such initiatives should always be praised and supported," he concludes.
The PWr Racing Team Legnica plans that the modernised car will be presented for the first time in June during the Legnica Days and will go out for test drives on the track in August.