29.05.2019 / Press Release
The young racing enthusiasts have been supported by MAHA for four years. This year, the team will once again receive a platinum sponsoring for the development of its formula racing car. New this year is the switch to electric drive. This means that the Bavarian racing team is moving into completely new territory in terms of the vehicle and also the races taking place at international level.
Haldenwang, 10th May 2022. The Infinity Racing Team of Kempten University was founded in 2007 and now consists of more than 70 students from all faculties and courses of study. For the project, they apply the knowledge and techniques they learned during their studies to build a single-seat formula race car to compete in the Formula Student international design competition. While some of the students are responsible for the engineering and production of the vehicle, the other group takes care of topics such as development work, styling, finance or organisation. In the process, students gain a lot of valuable practical experience.
New ground with electric drive
In the 2019 to 2021 Corona seasons, the team has opted for a complete makeover and built the new “Silicia 1” race car with electric drive. This required the development of a completely new vehicle from powertrain to chassis and suspension to bodywork. The official launch of the “Silicia 1” is scheduled for June 2022. The first race and thus the season opener will be Event East in Hungary on 8th August 2022.
MAHA as platinum sponsor and production partner
MAHA has maintained a close working relationship with Kempten University for many years and is involved in educational events to inform students about career opportunities. With the extension of the sponsorship contract, the Bavarian-based workshop equipment supplier is supporting the student project again this year. “The motivation and values of the students are completely in line with MAHA's corporate philosophy. The university's racing team is working on their project with great passion and innovativeness. We therefore see it as a very worthwhile and sustainable investment to support the young talents in our region who are enthusiastic about technology and have an affinity for cars”, says MAHA Managing Director Stefan Fuchs, explaining the decision to renew the sponsorship agreement. “We at MAHA wish the entire Infinity Racing team the best of luck in the upcoming races!”
The student team received further support in the production of the racing vehicle. For example, the housing for the steering gear and aluminium parts for mounting the suspension were milled and manufactured in the MAHA training workshop. “This was a great joint effort by everyone involved and an exciting project for our apprentices in particular”, says Benjamin Hotz, trainer for metalworking
professions at MAHA. The racing vehicle with the last combustion engine ”Tomsoi XII” was handed over to MAHA by the student team. It has been on display at the MAHA TRAINING CENTER ever since.