Highlights NKRC Season 1 ( 39 Teams / 750 Participants / 2.5 Lacs cash Prize )
National Kart Racing Championship 2014-15 was the debut event organized under the student’s racing chapter of Virtualis Motorsports. It instantly became a symbol of originality and outperformed its expectations on every norm. National Kart Racing Championship, which is popular by the name NKRC amid its fans and college students, has seen the rise of the go-karting culture and played an instrumental role in the upbringing.
Become the synonym of success/university level Go-Karting. Struck a chord with the college youth.This was possible only because of the standards which NKRC was able to set with the collaborative effort of:
- Our participants: their hard work was very well reflected in the built quality and the engineering practices adopted by them in their Go-Karts.
- Judging panel: notable dignitaries of the automobile and education sector marked their presence by showing us their level of intellect in their judgements.
- Virtualis Motorsport’s management/research & training/Marketing team and volunteers who left no stone unturned to make NKRC season one a grand success.
- The whole event was covered vividly by all the major media houses. They truly noted NKRC season one as the watershed moment in the National level Go-Karting Championship.
Venue & Event:
Virtual Round: Midst a fine morning at the IES IPS Academy, Indore started our pre-final round. On September 20th, 2014 a total of 39 registered teams arrived to compete for the highest ranks in the virtual round. In this the participants were required to showcase their presentations that included the design methodology, DVP, safety considerations and other departmental reports in front of an expert panel from the leading industries followed by rigorous questioning from the judiciary. A total of 30 teams made through this round and proceeded for fabrication.
Final Round: On the final days, along the outskirts of Bhopal, the event took place at the RPM International Kart Racing Circuit (approved by FIA-CIK). The event was scheduled from January 23rd to January 25th, 2015. Participants arrived at the venue with their self-fabricated Go-Karts to prove their mettle and earn glory on the pages of NKRC. Prior to the final Endurance Round, teams had to pass the qualifying tests like the Technical Inspection, Brake Test and other point tallying events like Skid-pad and Autocross. 24 teams were ‘tested ok’ and were given the green flag for the final adrenaline rush. The main objective of the endurance race was to check their relative reliability and sustainability on longer runs. After going through all these rigorous tests and races it was Team BlackBird from UPES, Dehradun who emerged as the Champions. Team Nexus Racing from Sinhgad Academy ofEngg., Pune soon followed as the Runner Ups. Team Anveshan from BasaveshwaraEngg. College, Bagalkot was third at the podium and was awarded the second runner up.
All in all, every team with the courage to build their own vehicle won that day!
For winning is not about getting an award, it is about making sure that you do not give up!