Blog entry by Media & MK MotoStudent
The action has shifted to the track to determine the winners of the 7th Edition of MotoStudent at MotorLand Aragón. This Saturday, the first winners of MS1 will be announced, leaving the races and the rest of the awards for MS2 to be held on Sunday.
The 7th Edition of MotoStudent, organized by the MEF Foundation in collaboration with TechnoPark MotorLand, reaches its midpoint, with the teams that will compete in the weekend's various tests at the Alcañiz circuit now determined. Following administrative verifications on both Wednesday and Thursday, technical verifications took place. Here, the various motorcycles of the nearly 80 university teams underwent several tests to measure different parameters in order to meet the event's safety requirements and standards set by the International Motorcycling Federation. The majority of teams easily passed the verifications, but around a dozen motorcycles did not. From this Friday until Sunday, the action takes place on the track, with tests conducted on the asphalt. The public can access the paddock of the MotorLand Aragón circuit freely and without charge on Saturday and Sunday. Additionally, various activities for children and families can be enjoyed in the "Fan Zone" during the weekend.
A Unique and Exceptional Event Worldwide
The perfect description for MotoStudent is "unique." It's unique because it is truly the only university race in the world, and it's unique for its atmosphere, which is both entertaining and highly professional and competitive. More than 800 university students are competing on and off the track to secure victory. This event is centered around these university students who can also take advantage of the opportunity to find employment in the MotorLand Aragón paddock through "Talent RoadShow 2023." Several motor industry companies (Monlau, Circe, ANESDOR, CAAR, FERSA, and MotorLand Aragón itself) are present to collect resumes, seek talent, and who knows, recruit potential future engineers and mechanics for the MotoGP and F1 World Championships that are participating in this edition of MotoStudent. As the teams passed the verifications, several professionals in the motor industry have had the chance to see the creations of these university students and have taken note, initiating a synergy that could yield results in the near future. Specialized journalists in the sector, like Manuel Pecino and David Remón, have also been captivated by the students' creations.
A World-Class Circuit to Judge the Future Winners of this Edition
There's no turning back now. This Friday, the first official activities were held on the FIM track at MotorLand Aragón, exactly the same track used for the MotoGP and Superbike World Championship tests. While the bulk of on-track activity will take place on Saturday and Sunday, the first round of tests (tests 1, 2, and 3) was held on the straight section of the track on Friday. Simultaneously, throughout the day on Friday, all the teams had to present their projects to the jury, explaining the entire process of building their motorcycles. On Saturday, the second round of tests 1, 2, and 3 for both categories will take place, along with free practice sessions in the afternoon (from 4:00 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.). Following this, the gala ceremony will be held at the MotoStudent Arena, where the first awards for the MS1 category (awards for non-track and more theoretical and design categories) will be presented. For the Sunday session, different warm-up sessions for both categories are scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. Additionally, at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., there will be repêchage races to qualify for the two main final races, which are scheduled for 1:40 p.m. in the Petrol category and 2:45 p.m. in the Electric category.
Paddock with Free Access for the General Public
During the weekend, access to the MotorLand Aragón paddock is free and open to the general public. All fans who wish to attend can access the parking (P1) within the circuit grounds, which is very close to the paddock area. Once inside, visitors can make their way to the "Fan Zone," where they will find inflatable castles, face painting, balloon modeling for children, and the opportunity to participate in the "Paint Your Racing Bike" competition. There will also be an educational and road safety circuit available. In box 13, a setup with a competition motorcycle has been prepared for those who want to take a photo and take home a lifelong memory. All of this will be complemented by a food truck, an "Event Car" with a Red Bull DJ, and many other activities. These activities will take place on both Saturday and Sunday.