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The D-Mora P1 race car built by the engineering students from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Moratuwa with the backing of Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, won 3 awards at the world’s biggest student motorsport competition “Formula Student 2016”.

The local team, TeamSHARK consisted of 18 members led by Team Leader Harshana Kelasha. The three awards won included two team awards – “Best Newcomer in Class 1” and “Dedication to Formula Student Award”– and one individual award for the “Top Individual Driver” which was bagged by Induwara Munasinghe for his outstanding driving skills.

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From Left: Vijitha Bandara – Director, Gahanath Pandithage CEO, Ranjith Pandithage – Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO and Dr. W.K Wimalsiri Head – Department of Engineering, C M S P De Silva Lecturer from University of Moratuwa and Harshana Kelasha, Team Leader of TeamSHARK

This was the first time a team from Sri Lanka took part in this prestigious event which was worked off at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom recently with the participation of over 130 teams 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 as well as high-profile engineers.

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DIMO Management together with the victorious TeamSHARK
7."Top Individual Driver" was bagged by Induwara Munasinghe from TeamSHARK Sri Lanka
“Top Individual Driver” was bagged by Induwara Munasinghe from TeamSHARK Sri Lanka
Harshana Kelasha - Team Leader of TeamSHARK addressing
Harshana Kelasha – Team Leader of TeamSHARK addressing
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Ranjith Pandithage – Chairman & Managing Director of DIMO addressing the gathering
Vijitha Bandara - Director of DIMO addressing the gathering
Vijitha Bandara – Director of DIMO addressing the gathering

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