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.
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.