Ready to Weld and a Charity Race
Back to a Bare Chassis
Over the past week the team have been hard at work taking all the components off of the 2019 car so that we are back to just a bare chassis. This is a necessary step in getting the car ready to race in the summer as it allows us to see what may need replacing on the car as well as what has worked well. A list of what needs doing over the coming months is underway to give us a focus on what must be done as a priority. Once these jobs are done, we can begin to move on to tasks that will improve the car to ensure the highest possible finish for the team.
With all components off of the chassis, some of the modifications we are looking to make can begin to be carried out. This includes welding on new wing mounts and relocating some of the tabs to more suitable positions to work with the 2021 power loom. SHU Racing hope that these changes will ensure an even better finish for this car than was achieved in 2019 when the team finished 21st out of 81 teams.
2019 chassis ready for welding
Cavendish Gaming Charity Sim Racing Event
SHU Racing are thrilled to announce that we are taking part the Sim-Race Against Cancer fundraising event to support Cavendish Cancer Care, a Sheffield-based cancer charity. The event will be hosted by Cavendish Charity Gaming on the 26th March from 7pm with support from other British universities including the University of Sheffield, University of Manchester, London South Bank University and more!
Viewers can watch our racers battle it out for glory in five 20-minute sprint races on Assetto Corsa Competizione which will be live-streamed on Tiltify and Twitch. We love racing and even more so when it is for an amazing cause. Check out @cavcancercare and @cavendishcharitygaming on Instagram to find out how you can donate and stay tuned for more information during the week on our socials. If you’d like to donate, please click the following link; https://linktr.ee/CavendishCharityGaming
Meet the Team
Meet the Team is an opportunity for us to give you a chance to learn a little more about the people who make up SHU Racing. This week, we welcome a member of our Steering team, William Hodgett.
Name: William Hodgett
Course: MEng Aerospace Engineering
Role: Member of the steering department
Number of years with the Team: 2
Hobbies and Interests: Painting, gym, DIY and cooking
Favourite Car: Ford GT
Dream Job: F1 Aerodynamicist
Reasons for Joining SHU Racing: I have always been interested in motorsport and SHU Racing has allowed me to gain hands on experience in motor racing, as well as being able to expand on my practical skills alongside my course.