IIT Roorkee came up with an award winning car design bag and bagged the "CAMS Inspiring Motorsports Award 2015" in an international student motorsport competition held in Melbourne. The team designed an electric car which won them 1st position in India and 66th slot internationally in the recently released Formula Student Electric-World Ranking list.
The team from IIT Roorkee Motorsports participated in Formula SAE Australasia 2015, an annual international student motorsport competition held from 10-13th December 2015.
Speaking to TOI, Pratik Asai, a 3rd year electrical engineering student from IIT Roorkee who was part of the winning team said, "A team of 20 students out of the 70 involved with the project had gone to Australia to participate in the event in December. We were in fact diligently preparing for this since January 2015 and had designed the car by November and sent it to Australia."
Asai said, "We competed with 29 different university teams from Australia, Japan, USA and New Zealand in events like design presentation, cost report, business presentation and various dynamic performance events. It feels awesome to be the number one team in India at the moment as per recently released Formula Student world-ranking."