UGRacing News

Dyno Testing Update

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On Monday 26th Feb, we took the UGR-17 car to Sitech Racing in Wellwood to do some engine tuning and Dyno runs. While we didn’t have enough time for a full map, after some adjustments the engine now runs smoothly and works well with the recent fuel system changes, including the new fuel pressure regulator. The guys from Sitech were exceptionally friendly and we’re looking forward to seeing them again in a few weeks when we bring them our new engine for a full tune and some power runs.


Testing at Cranfield

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Team heads Andrew and Todd, team member Callum and former Head engineer Kester recently took a trip down to Cranfield Impact Centre, a vehicle testing lab on Cranfield University campus. The test involved sliding a 634kg mass into a representation of the front section of our car, consisting of the front bulkhead, steel anti-intrusion plate, and aluminium honeycomb impact attenuator. The exact results were very close to our predictions from past tests and simulations and we are confident our report will satisfy the FSUK judges and allow us to compete at Silverstone in the summer.

Alongside the testing, we were also given a tour of the Cranfield University campus. Thanks to all the team at the Impact Centre, we have gained some highly valuable data that can be carried forward into future years to further improve the safety and competitiveness of our car. In addition, a special mention must be given for our main supporter, Arnold Clark, who were able to provide us with a rental car to make the journey.”

Ignition Festival

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This weekend UGR-17 was displayed at Ignition Festival of Motoring in the SECC Glasgow. The packed festival kept the team busy and talkative, with many of the younger attendees even getting a chance to sit in the car. UGR-17 was exhibited alongside legendary F1 cars, championship winning rally cars, as well as supercars, classics, motorbikes, and more! The weekend was a success for the team, with the stall busy all weekend with impressed spectators.

Anthony Nolan Ben Nevis Challenge

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A massive well done to all our team members who have summited Ben Nevis today! Earlier this year our Head of Logistics, Eve, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Eve’s unfortunate diagnosis has inspired UGRacing to support her and others facing blood cancers and disorders, by raising money and awareness for Anthony Nolan. UGRacing’s Ben Nevis Challenge has raised over £1,250 for the charity so far, a fantastic achievement by all involved.

Please take the time to read more about our story and the challenge we have taken on to raise vital funds for an incredible charity.


UGR car launch!

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UGRacing were delighted to unveil this year’s entry in the Formula Student UK 2017 event to sponsors, family, friends and fellow competitors. The event was a great success with all attendees enjoying the event. In addition, we were honoured to have received a personal message from the 2017 Le Mans winner in the LMGTE Pro class, Jonny Adam.

With the event now over, all that remains is to complete some more testing, allowing all drivers sufficient time to practise in the car. The team is extremely confident that this year will be the best yet and can’t wait to compete at the competition.


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Our Condolences for Sir Arnold Clark

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UGRacing are deeply saddened by the news of Sir Arnold Clark’s passing last week. Arnold Clark Automobiles have been a valued partner of UGRacing for many years, and their support has been invaluable in the team’s progress. Sir Arnold Clark was an inspirational business man and on behalf of UGRacing, we extend our condolences to his family and loved ones.