Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) together with the engineering students from the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Moratuwa unveiled the D-Mora P1, the race car built by the university students to participate in the world’s biggest student motorsport competition “Formula Student 2016”.

The D-MORA P1 is designed to be the vehicle for choice for the aspiring formula race car driver, or the weekend track racing enthusiast, at a competitive price. Powered by a naturally aspirated 600cc 4 cylinder Honda CBR  engine, tuned to deliver 70 bhp (restricted), it manages to propel the car weighing of 300 kg (including a 80 kg driver and fuel) from 0 to 100 km/h in minimal time, accelerating to speeds in excess of 140 km/h (limited). The Formula Student 2016 is to be held at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom from 14th to 17th July 2016.

The competition is expected to feature over 3,000 students, 5,000 attendees, 250 industry professionals and over 130 universities from 30 countries. Organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition and is backed by the industry and high profile engineers.

The competition challenges university student engineers from around the world to design, build and race a single-seat racing car in one year in order to compete in static and dynamic events, demonstrating their understanding and testing the performance of the race car. The team from the University of Moratuwa – TeamSHARK – is the first-ever Sri Lankan team entering the Formula Student competition and is fully-sponsored by DIMO.