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Pimpri-Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE) Kratos Racing Team Wins Supra SAEINDIA 2016

After an exciting last lap duel, group “Kratos Racing” from Pimpri-Chinchwad College Engineering, secured the top stride of the platform at the fifth edition of the SUPRA SAEINDIA Formula Student title at the Budh International Circuit. “The Interceptors V2.0” from D.Y. Patil Institute of Technology finished 2nd while the team “Amrita Racing” of the Amrita School of Engineering ended up at the third place. It is an immense achievement from the students of the PCCoE College who have been toiling hard to since past couple to make this dream come true.

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In Greek mythology, Kratos is the personification of strength and power and rightly so, the Team Kratos’ car stood out when it mattered and made sure that they stood on the most significant step on the podium when the race ended.

Journey of Team Kratos Racing

One and Half Months Ago...

The team was ready for Technical inspection right 1 and half months ago the competition with tests accompanied by regular checklist of before and after test vehicle statistics.

Day 1

The Kratos Vehicle appeared for the Technical inspection at the competition at the 1st day and cleared it that day. Being the 1st team to do so.

Day 2 & 3

The  2nd day team cleared the tilt and noise test and met with an engine issue which took the whole 3rd day.

Day 4

The team emerged stronger on the 4th day and cleared the brake test on the 1st go. Following which the team completed the dynamic events till noon. The team was 1st to attempt these dynamic events and no other team could come close to the autocross and skidpad timings.

Race Day

The race day- the checklist were ticked for the last time and the car was all set for the final show. The vehicle had to cover 5 laps (2+3) with a pit stop for driver change as per rules. Yes! 5 laps of Buddh International Circuit.‎‎ The Fireblade 2.0 showed it’s total potential in the last few hundred meters before the finish line by taking over the 1st car in the grid. The message of “PCCOE Kratos Racing Team Wins Supra SAEINDIA” was shared everywhere. Thus ending with a huge cheer from everywhere in the stands. Fireblade had topped the endurance too! The fuel economy was measured and boy they had their hands on that coveted trophy too.

Honours

The race was concluded being the lightest, fastest, efficient, and most important the 1st car to be prepared in every aspect. The international judges honored the Kratos vehicle with ‘fsas- formula student all stars’ sticker which was a big moment ‎for the team.

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Awards Galore...

  • Autocross – 1st position
  • Skidpad – 1st position
  • Fuel Economy – 1st position
  • Endurance – 1st position
  • Overall Winner – 1st position
  • Dronacharya Award

Organized annually, SUPRA SAEINDIA formula student provides a platform for the students to put their innovation and engineering skills to the ultimate test among the counter-parts from all across the nation. This year though, almost 3500 engineering students from 125 teams attended the event shattering all the existing records.

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The judging team comprised of  200 eminent experts from the automotive industry, including  Mr. Christoph Martin Beisswanger, Mr. Christian Thomas Amersbach, Mr. Benjamin Moeller from Germany and Ms. Anastasia Potrashkova from Russia. Narain Karthikeyan, the first Indian Formula 1 driver, also graced the event on July 8 the, penultimate day of the event,to share his relationship with the speedy cars.

Check out SUPRA SAEINDIA 2016 Overall Rankings here!

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