The winning TRT at the FSAE-ASEAN Race
On 9 October 2016, Taylor’s Racing Team (TRT), raced to triumph to finish overall 1st runner-up placing and received RM10,000.00 from the Malaysian Automotive Institute at the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) ASEAN or FSAE-ASEAN.
Lead by its chief Engineer Farah Danial, TRT also brought home awards for winning the Design Presentation, Acceleration, Autocross and Skidpad categories. The team also secured second for the Business Presentation, Endurance Drive and Fuel-Efficiency categories.
“Winning has never been the team’s ultimate goal. Our seniors have taught that whatever we do in preparing for the race is for learning, applying classroom knowledge and getting hands-on experience. To be able to participate again in an international standard competition on home ground was definitely another kind of experience for me personally. FSAE ASEAN has also gave us the opportunity to share our experience in Melbourne last year with other Malaysian teams which would help increase the standards of automotive engineering at university level here in Malaysia,” shared Farah.
“As for our journey to Melbourne this year, we aim in testing the car better to give us insights that can further verify our simulation results and help us prepare for 2017 car. We aim to improve our placement in 2016 World Ranking by going up the placement within the top 20 in FSAE Australasia,” she added.
TRT will be representing Malaysia for the second time in FSAE-Australasia race in Melbourne, Australia in December this year. Good luck to the TRT!