Sponsored by reinforcement leader Kordsa in an effort to encourage young people to participate in technology, innovation, R&D and engineering, Yıldız Technical University student team YTU Racing has produced its fourth vehicle and is took part in Formula Student East, the world’s biggest student engineering competition (20-23July 2017-Hungary).
Kordsa has provided composite material support to the YTU Racing project team in recent years. The team has already taken part in the Formula Student race, held every year at one of the most famous F1 circuits, Silverstone in the UK, and is the first and only Turkish team to take part in this race.
Kordsa, thanks to its pioneering approach
The YTU Racing team, one of the many projects powered by the technology exporter Kordsa in line with its mission to reinforce the future, was established as part of the Machine Technology Club of Yıldız Technical University in 2011 with the participation of 30 students from different faculties. The YTU Racing team, having produced its fourth vehicle this year, participated in the Formula Student race that takes place annually on the Silverstone circuit in the UK. The launch of the vehicle took place at Yıldız Technical University. The sponsors, academics and students’ families were present at the event. In the foyer area, participants had the chance to see the first three cars that had taken part in previous years’ Formula Student races. The YTU Racing team is the first and only Turkish team to take part in the Formula Student race.
Kordsa, thanks to its pioneering approach, has always encouraged university–industry collaboration. As one of the sponsors of the YTU Racing team this year, just as in previous years, Kordsa provided composite materials to the YTU Racing team. The composite materials supplied by Kordsa can be used in particular for the hull, wings and seats of the vehicle. Thanks to Kordsa’s contributions, the vehicles have become stronger, more robust and faster due to their lighter weight.
At the launch event, the Chairman of the Turkish Exporters Assembly, Mehmet Büyükekşi, made a speech emphasizing the importance of young people’s success for the future of the country. In his speech, he also thanked sponsors for supporting young people and hence reinforcing Turkey’s future.