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Morson Sponsor University of Portsmouth Formula Student Racing Team

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James Kenealey morson news

Morson International is delighted to become sponsor of UPRacing Electric, a Class 2 University of Portsmouth team of students, taking part in the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) International Formula Student Race Car Competition.

Nine students from across multiple disciplines will be designing and building a racing car from the ground up, to take part in the Formula Student event in July 2019 at Silverstone.

Formula Student is Europe’s most established engineering competition. It aims to encourage and develop young engineers and promote the field as a future career option by showcasing the variety of roles available. Class 2 students are required to design and construct the vehicle to be scored in three categories; design, cost and business presentation (where students are required to sell the viability of their design and construction to a panel).

Morson’s sponsorship will help the team cover the cost both the event entry and the camping fees, and allow the students to take part.

Oliver Plucknett, the team leader of UPRacing Electric, said “It’s great to have a sponsor on board in the form of Morson and we’re looking forward to working with them, to take our participation to the next level.”

Steve Johnstone, Executive Manager of Morson Havant, said “We are delighted to support Oliver and his team, they are doing some fantastic work”.

Morson will be visiting the team over the coming months and meeting the students as they work on their car. We will also be with them in July 2019 at Silverstone.