KTM again aim to inspire speedy young minds by bringing KTM 250 SX-F engine technology to the biennial MotoStudent Competition that teasingly invites engineering pupils from around the world to mould a racing prototype motorcycle.
The seventh edition of the MotoStudent Competition is promoted by Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand in Aragon; a location renowned for autosport development and is also home to staple MotoGP™ Grand Prix venue MotorLand Aragon in eastern Spain.
The contest began in 2009-2010 and with less than 30 student teams taking part. By the 2019-21 incarnation the submissions had risen to 89 and there is a current cap of 104 for all university-affiliated entrants (with teams consistent of at least 7 members). The MotoStudent concept describes the competition as a goal for students ‘to apply all the knowledge acquired during their university studies in a real industrial project, by designing, developing and manufacturing a real racing motorbike prototype, which will be evaluated and tested in MotorLand Aragon FIM Circuit.’
KTM are again providing the potent KTM 250 SX-F engine as the motor platform for the ‘Petrol’ category. The unit has been prolific in the filter stages and championships to Moto3™ Grand Prix, starring in series’ such as JuniorGP, the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, the Northern Talent Cup, Austrian Talent Cup and more.
MotoStudent Petrol Teams during the Final Event of the VI Edition.
Hubert Trunkenpolz, KTM member of the board: “It’s been encouraging to watch the growth of MotoStudent Competition in the last ten years and it’s still important to us that we can provide our advanced engineering and assist a growing group of technically-minded youngsters. We like the international scope of the competition as well as the priorities towards innovation and performance; it’s something that we recognise as a brand and as a company. When you mix racing and passion with fantastic ideas then you often have spectacular results. We’re already keen to see what the teams can generate from our KTM power for the new edition.”
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The competition reaffirms its international role in the development of university talent and its innovative training process on two globally relevant stages of the technology and two-wheeler sectors.
After a huge success in its previous edition, with the participation of 89 teams from 17 different countries, MotoStudent 2022-2023 is back again.
The registration period for teams opens on January 17th and the number of vacancies is limited to 104 places, divided between the MotoStudent Petrol and MotoStudent Electric categories.
The VII MotoStudent Edition opens now, the largest international university competition of motorcycles in the world, which starts its engines for the period 2022-2023 after the enormous success achieved in the previous Edition. Successful figures backed by a record trajectory that accumulates more than 4,000 university students, more than 280 teams from universities in 20 countries and 4 continents, with an investment in R&D of more than 5.5 million euros.
The registration period for the future teams of the VII MotoStudent Edition opens on January 17th through the website www.motostudent.com. On this occasion, there will be a limitation of 104 places divided between the two available categories: MotoStudent Petrol and MotoStudent Electric. In April 2022, the 18-month development cycle will begin to design and manufacture the prototype that they will bring to compete at MotorLand Aragón in autumn 2023.
The MotoStudent International Competition, promoted by the Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF) based in TechnoPark MotorLand in Alcañiz (Teruel), is much more than a motorcycle race, it is a huge challenge between university teams from all over the world where the students have the opportunity to undertake a real business plan through an industrial project in which, as prospective specialised technicians and engineers, they will apply the knowledge gained over their studies.
Meeting with Team Leaders during the Final Event of the VI Edition.
MotoStudent has proven to be an experience that leaves an imprint on the students, a point of reference in their careers, where they can turn their passion into their profession. Good proof of this are the many students who have participated in previous MotoStudent Editions and are currently working in prestigious competitions like MotoGP, Formula 1 or WorldSBK, as well as all those who have found their place in the development departments of major motor companies. It has also led to the creation of start-ups that have successfully found their way into the technology market. In addition, and thanks to the collaboration with Red Bull, the MS1 Phase gets an extra boost of energy from the Red Bull MotoBoost, creating a permanent challenge in the Competition. All students registered in the VII Edition will have an additional bonus of motivation and support in their professional career. This collaboration provides them with the ideal ecosystem for their immediate future, an environment that brings together leading professionals in the sector, pioneering industries and top-level competitions.
MotoStudent Petrol & MotoStudent Electric Categories
MotoStudent 2022 - 2023 will once again be comprised of two categories, MotoStudent Petrol for 250cc and 4T internal combustion engine prototypes, and MotoStudent Electric, for 100% electric prototypes. The Edition will close with a Final Event to be held on the MotorLand Aragón circuit in 2023, with the incentive of racing on the same circuit used by the best riders in the world in an array of races, including the renowned MotoGP World Championship.
Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand
The MotoStudent Competition is promoted by TechnoPark MotorLand and Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF), its Patronage is composed by the Aragon Promotion Institute, MotorLand Aragón, the University of Zaragoza, the Spanish Two-wheeler Industry Association (ANESDOR), Dorna, the Zaragoza Confederation of Businessmen (CEZ), the Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation (RFME), the Motorcycling Federation of Aragon (FARAM), and the General Council of the Spanish Associations of Industrial Engineers (CGCOII).
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The Austrian brand underlines the commitment and will supply the engines to the participating teams in the MotoStudent Petrol Category of this international competition promoted by the Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand
The motorcycles manufacturer KTM, with an extensive career in the racing scene and considered as one of the most important brands in the current market, has renewed their supplying agreement with the Organization of the VI Edition of the International Competition MotoStudent, headed by the Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF Foundation) and the Technology Park TechnoPark MotorLand. Thus, and as it happened in the previous edition, KTM will be the official engine supplier, during the period 2019-2020, for the MotoStudent Petrol Category, in which the prototypes have to be powered by an internal combustion engine under FIM rules type.
The brand, with a trajectory of over 80 years, has always been characterized by its racing activity and the sportive vision of its production motorcycles- collecting as of now almost 300 World Championship titles. KTM has presence in all Categories of the MotoGP World Championship, where its victories in the Moto3 Category stand out, as well as its recent introduction in the Supersport 300 category in the FIM World Superbike Championship.
Its career in Moto3 is what mainly makes KTM as the ideal partner to supply the engines to the registered teams in the MotoStudent Petrol Category. The chosen unit is specifically the RC250 model, a 250 cubic centimeters 4 strokes single-cylinder engine with liquid-cooling, derived from its production models, but adapted to the demanding needs of the Competition. The application of the latest technologies, such as the electronic injection system and digital ignition timing adjustment, coupled with its low weight, give this engine a distinctly racing performance. Furthermore, the Organization will also provide the participating teams with the injection base system and a common engine management electronics, expressly developed for MotoStudent, which will optimize the performance of the unit to its maximum. On this common kit for all teams, the Technical Rules also allows total freedom to develop the rest of the peripheral systems (admission, exhaust, sensorization and electronic controls), and in this way the prototypes developed by the participant universities will take advantage of its maximum potential. Moreover, from the Organization itself along with the KTM Customer Racing division, will provide technical support during the development of the Competition.
Philipp Habsburg, member of the board (CTO), and responsible for R&D for the KTM Group , says the collaboration is a real reflection of the brand’s image: "KTM’s ongoing acceleration is a result of its commitment to continually engage in innovation. Our leading range of products aims to stimulate the global motorcycle market, and thankfully, we also take great benefit from our association with excellent projects like MotoStudent. Put simply, being closely connected to this very high-quality environment is important for our 360° degree development network".
Through this agreement, students may work first-hand with the most advanced technology of KTM, who will get involved in the University training scope, through the teams registered in both categories of the Competition (combustion engine and 100% electric propulsion), from countries around the world. For 18 months the students will face the challenge of developing a real industrial project where should design, develop and build a racing motorbike prototype that will finally race in a series of tests and races in MotorLand Aragon Racing Circuit (Spain) in Autumn 2020.
The Organization of the Competition, led by Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand, has expressed its satisfaction about this agreement: "We are very satisfied because this alliance that we keep with KTM brings a high added value to the innovative projects developed by the universities. KTM has understood perfectly the objectives and the importance of this competition to endow future highly qualified professionals to the industry of the sector ".
MotoStudent International Competition
MotoStudent, created in 2008, is a challenge between university student teams among all over the world. The goal for students is to apply all the knowledge acquired during their university studies in a real industrial project, by designing, developing and manufacturing a real racing motorbike prototype, which will be evaluated and tested in MotorLand Aragón FIM Circuit. There are two categories: MotoStudent Petrol (internal combustion engine) and MotoStudent electric (100% electric propulsion system). Since the beginning MotoStudent has involved more than 3,500 students integrated into 300 university teams around the world, with an investment in R&D of more than 5 million euros from their universities.
Moto Engineering Foundation and TechnoPark MotorLand
The MotoStudent Competition is promoted by Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF) and the Technology Park TechnoPark MotorLand. MEF is a non-profit organization which was created in 2008 to boost technological development, innovation, research and training in the automotive branch, involving different industry sectors, universities and training centers, as well as other institutions related to the automotive scene. The facilities of MEF have a privileged location in TechnoPark MotorLand, Alcañiz, which provides for cooperation possibilities for all kinds of services and innovation projects between companies and institutions of the sector.
The Moto Engineering Foundation board members are the Aragonese Development Agency (IAF), MotorLand Aragón, the University of Zaragoza, the Spanish Two-wheeler Industry Association (ANESDOR), Dorna sports, the Zaragoza Confederation of Businessmen (CEZ), the Royal Spanish Motorcycling Federation (RFME), the Motorcycling Federation of Aragon (FARAM), and the General Council of the Spanish Associations of Industrial Engineers.
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