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HRT Baja First Participated in the National Game of US
Author: 佚名 | release date: 2017-07-28 |click rate: 961

May 8, 2017 | Reported by Wei Haiyan, Zheng Zhiyun | Translated by Zeng Jiahao | Edited by Xu Xilin

Baja SAE 2017, held in California, successfully ended at the end of April. Nearly 100 teams from the United States, China, South Korea, Brazil and other countries and regions, participated in the competition. On behalf of Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai, HRT Baja team took part in the national game and performed well.

It is reported that Baja SAE California attracted 98 teams which were made up of college students from all over the world, and more than 70 teams passed the inspection and would participate in GT competition. As the only Chinese team, HRT showed with the new 17B in American arena, successfully passed the strict inspection of the US race and completed all the static and dynamic aspects of the game.

In addition to the strict inspection, compared with Chinese race, hill-climbing race was added to the American competition, which was more difficult and challenging comparatively. In the four-day match, HRT team Baja 17B completed static programs including the answer to costs, marketing and design and performed well in dynamic competition including straight linear acceleration, climbing, controlling, suspension performance test and durability test. Finally, HRT ranked sixth in linear acceleration, nineteenth in climbing, sixteen in durability, which was a good result.

After the competition, HRT team members also visited the University of California, Los Angeles. SAE-China introduced Baja SAE into China in 2015. In the same year, HRT Baja team of HIT was established and won the first prize in the Baja SAE held in Xiangyang in October of the following year, becoming the only team on behalf of China to participate in the American college student Baja game which is of the highest level in the world.

      Since its establishment in 2009, HRT (HIT Racing Team) Formula SAE followed the school motto of " Keeping strict standards for qualification, making every endeavor to perfect ", insisting on the goal of "making a perfect car to win", and gradually formed HRT's unique team spirit featuring collaborative innovation, dedicated responsibility, pioneering endeavor and international openness, aiming to become a national top-ranked professional team.