A student engineering team ‘Team Primus’ composed of 28 members from varying disciplines at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) and is getting ready to place an entry into Formula Student UK (FSUK), a motorsport competition for engineering students worldwide.
Team Primus looks all set to smash performance barriers with a car powered by a 600 cc motorbike engine developing 84 HP at 11,500 RPM and 40 lb-ft torque at 10,500 RPM, especially with a curb weight of approximately 300 kg. The chassis, designed in-house, features seamless tubing for an optimum balance of weight and cost savings, strength and stiffness. Grip is provided by MRF slicks, while cornering performance is enhanced by inboard shocks.
A formula car will represent Bangladesh in international platform and will participate against 130+ teams or 3000+ participants from 25 different countries.
Team Primus, a group of passionate students of AUST is the first ever FS team challenging in the FSUK-2019 from Bangladesh. This team gives a shape of their dream in reality. They had to start the making car with their inadequate fund from theirown pocket. Even they had to take the approval from the government, to use and import the higher cc motorcycle engine in Bangladesh.
In previous the permission was to use motorcycles up to 165cc only. Even there is huge unavailability of automobile parts in Bangladesh. So they had to design the parts and manufacture of their own. They started making the car from scrape with their very limited own resources and facilities. Even they had to import the raw materials of the chassis and the parts from abroad due to unavailability.
“We’re aiming to win at least two categories of the FSUK, as well as continuously develop the car for future iterations of the competition. We don’t want this to be a one-off attempt,” said Antony Biswas, team leader and the mastermind behind the chassis design, reports the Daily Star.
A group of students of Ahsanullah University of Science and technology started Planning on competing to the competition in the year of 2018, AUST students struggled hard. They got all the approvals and papers in hand on the February, 2019.
Where everyone is going slow in the Traffic jam of Dhaka and wasting 3.2m working hours every day, a group of student not wasting their time rather building the fastest one seat of the country. They’re dreaming of going fast and making the first and fastest one-seat racing car of the country.
The specs look promising and Team Primus looks poised to be the first major entrant into the world of motor sport engineering from Bangladesh.