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The Final Event of MotoStudent International Competition will take place from October 11 to 15, 2023 at the MotorLand Aragon.

MotoStudent International Competition was born in 2008 with the aim of developing student talent and their capacity for innovation, through a challenge never seen before. Students from all over the world must demonstrate their skills to design, develop and build a Competition motorcycle with specifications of the FIM Moto3 Category, which will be launched in October 2023.

The VII Edition of the Competition, organized by the MEF Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand, is already in the middle of its development, with a calendar of milestones in the period 2022-2023, through an innovative platform developed by INYCOM that facilitates the management of the Competition and offers the opportunity to provide additional training to the registered members of the teams.The Final Event of this Edition will take place at the MotorLand Aragón Circuit on October 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of 2023. Almost 80 participating Teams from 4 of the 5 continents, representing 18 countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Egypt, Indonesia, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain, among others, will travel to the Circuit of Alcañiz.

The best university teams in the world will measure themselves against each other to evaluate their prototypes, where after 3 semesters of intense work, they will demonstrate that innovation has its origin in university talent.

During the 5 exciting days of the Final Event, the various scoring tests for both categories of the Competition will take place, culminating in two races on the asphalt of Alcañiz. In the MotoStudent Electric Category the motorcycles will be powered by 100% electric systems, with the Circe Foundation as technological partner, while in the MotoStudent Petrol Category will participate prototypes with internal combustion engine KTM, using in this edition the 250 model SX-F 2023, of 250 CC and 4 strokes, evolution of the propellant used in the Northern Talent Cup. The prototypes submitted, after being technically checked to ensure that they meet all safety requirements, will undergo the evaluation of the different phases that make up the Competition.

In Phase MS1 the teams will have to present their projects to a jury composed of professional experts from different sectors of industry, automotive and innovation. This year, as a novelty, the innovation section will have more weight with an exclusive presentation, evaluated by a top-level team with KTM, Red Bull and the MEF Foundation, thus incorporating the challenge to the Red Bull MotoBoost program.

During the MS2 Phase the prototypes will compete in a series of dynamic tests and on-track activity, where they will demonstrate their performance and dynamic capabilities. They will also test the most demanding components in the industry, such as JJuan in the braking section or Bender in terms of electrical protection systems.

The competition will reward different aspects such as the Best Industrial Project, Best Design, Best Innovation, as well as the results in the dynamic test phase and the track tests. The world champion crown in each category will be awarded to the team that has accumulated the most points throughout the MS1 and MS2 Phases, as the culmination of the 18-month competition.

The motorcycles presented by the universities will be characterized mainly by the application of the latest technologies, such as additive manufacturing and innovations in terms of chassis design, the use of new materials of great lightness and resistance or integrated electronic and electrical systems, which is a reflection of the path that the motorcycle sector will take in the future.

The MotoStudent Final Event will bring together at MotorLand Aragón almost a thousand participating students and around 150 teachers, as well as various entities and brands involved in the sector, such as KTM, Andreani, AIM-DSRM, Dunlop, among others. In addition, the event will host other parallel activities related to motoring, training and new technologies.

The MotoStudent Competition continues its expansion, having already reached directly and indirectly more than 10,000 students around the world and with an international impact in more than 20 countries. In addition, MotoStudent is the real boost, so that students can make the leap in the best possible conditions to the reality of work. Proof of this is the number of students participating in past editions who are currently working for the most important motor companies, MotoGP or F1 teams, and other championships, as well as the various startups that have emerged from the projects presented in MotoStudent.

Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark Motorland

The MotoStudent Competition is promoted by the Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF Foundation) and the TechnoPark MotorLand Technology Park. MEF Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created in 2008 by the Instituto Aragonés de Fomento, with the aim of promoting technological development, innovation, research and training in the motor sector, involving different sectors of industry, universities, training centers, and other institutions related to the engine. The MEF Foundation has its facilities in a privileged environment such as the TechnoPark Technology Park in Alcañiz, which favors synergies between companies and institutions in the sector, thus allowing cooperation for all kinds of services and innovation projects.

The sponsors of the Moto Engineering Foundation are the Aragonese Development Institute (IAF), MotorLand Aragón, the University of Zaragoza, the National Association of Companies of the Two-Wheeler Sector (ANESDOR), Dorna Sports, the Confederation of Businessmen of Zaragoza (CEZ), the Royal Spanish Motorcyclist Federation (RFME), the Aragonese Motorcycling Federation (FARAM) and the General Council of Associations of Industrial Engineers of Spain (CGOII).

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[ Modified: Monday, 10 April 2023, 12:07 PM ]