Professor Glen Bright with some members of the
UKZN Team that will compete at the Gerotek Test
Facilities on Saturday.
A team of students from Mechanical Engineering at Howard College left for Pretoria on Thursday morning to compete in the SASOL Baja SAE competition. The annual event is an intercollegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Teams of students from universities all over the world design and build small loff-road cars with engines of the same specifications.The BAJA SAE Competition is a competition is held among engineering departments of various universities around the world and sees students compete in the designing, building and racing of a BAJA car according to international published SAE rules.
The competition takes place at Gerotek Test Facilities on Friday 19 October and Saturday 20 October 2012. Safety evaluations and performance tests take place on Friday between 08:00 and 16:00 with the main event taking place on Saturday.
More than 140 students from 9 universities, participating with 14 BAJA SAE cars and more than 40 students taking part in 5 solar cars will be present on the day.