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UC's Bearcat MotorSports FSAE Team finshes 4th in world competition

Team Leader BJ Stoney and the Bearcat MotorSports Team just reported in from Silverstone Circuit ( ) in Northamptonshire, England, site of this year’s Formula Student Competition.   Nine team members from this year’s Team were able to make the trip thanks in large part to our sponsors.


Following their 4th place finish in May at the Formula SAE Competition in Romeo, Michigan, they have again finished 4th place in the competition in England.  The competition in England had 118 teams pre-registered with around 75 teams actually showing up for the race.  Complete details should be posted to the Formula Student web site in the next day or so ( ).  The UC FSAE Team, Bearcat MotorSports, is the top team from the US and the only US team in the Top Five.  The Top Five finishing teams were: 


1. RMIT (Royal Melbourne)

2. Delpht (Netherlands)

3. Stuttgart (Germany)

4. Cincinnati (USA)

5. Toronto (Canada)


The UC Team also won the Best Newcomer Award for the top finish for a team in the first year of competing at Formula Student.


The Formula Student Competition is sponsored by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in cooperation with the Society of Automotive Engineers, and is judged by the same set of rules and criteria as the Formula SAE competitions in the US.  The finish of the Bearcat MotorSports Team in the individual events is as follows:


Cost Report/Presentation - 17th

Sales Presentation - 17th

Overall Design - 3rd

Skid Pad - 11th

Acceleration - 22nd

Autocross - 11th

Endurance/Fuel Economy – 5th


Particularly notable is the 3rd place finish in Overall Design which is a reflection on the design of the car and the ability of the team members to explain and defend their design, based upon both analysis and experimental data.


Congratulations to this year’s Bearcat MotorSports Team.  The Team will be returning to the US on Tuesday.  Please join me in recognizing their continuing positive reflection on UC and our engineering program.