International Go-Kart Championship inaugurated at LPU

  • 104 teams registered from four nations to competed in Asia's largest students Initiated automotive event

Jalandhar:  International Go-Kart Championship (IGC) at LPU saw tremendous showcasing of 104 Go-Karts from across three great nations of Asia-Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India this year. After initial virtual rounds, qualified 52 teams are now spearheading to show their skills and competing to get declared coveted Champion.  LPU SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Collegiate Club (LSCC) inaugurated various competitive rounds of the event today at LPU campus. On this occasion, His Excellency High Commissioner of Rwanda Hon’ble Mr Ernest Rwamucyo was the Guest of Honour of the day, and he released balloons to mark the start of the competitions.
This, Asia's largest four-day students Initiated automotive event will test various vehicles for technical aspects, endurance tests, brake tests, many other tasks and allied activities. Added with excitements & thrills in abundance, the championship to last till 24th March 2014 is carrying slogan-“Let’s tighten up the bolts”. The Championship is to design and fabricate ‘Go-Kart’ in extremely low budget, and able to be competitive for several tests and tasks.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal informed: “Organisation of such events ensures participation of students in practical activities so that they come up with new and innovative ideas. I am happy to see the increased-dimension of the event this year than the previous one. I congratulate the young organisation of the students for successful ongoing of the event. I feel that this event will not only provide broad competitive canvas to the students, but also enhance mechanical engineering approach and practice among students from all allied engineering branches.”

Illustrative, LSCC is a student organisation which deals with the mechanical engineering projects, and is affiliated to SAE- an International organization which provides both national and international exposure to the engineering students. Team from Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi is competing as ‘Kartastrophe’; from BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus as ‘Team Rossi’; from Manipal Institute of Technology as ‘Scuderia Manipal’ and 49 others with other inspiring names.