Marburg, March 3rd, 2016 - VI-grade today announced that sponsorship agreements have been recently signed with leading universities worldwide to supply simulation technology in support of the activities of 30 Formula Student racing teams. As part of the agreement, all teams received a perpetual license of VI-Motorsport, VI-grade’s software solution for motorsports simulation. Some teams also adopted VI-DriveSim Static, VI-grade’s leading driving simulation solution. VI-grade’s technology will be used by all teams to improve the performance of racing cars, supporting chassis and controls development for Formula Student vehicles.
Beneath the sponsoring of Formula Student racing teams, VI-grade also proudly supports the Formula Student events of the Formula SAE® Series in North America. The Formula SAE® events in Lincoln, NE and Formula SAE® Michigan are the oldest and two of the most prestigious events in the Formula Student race calendar. Through the sponsorship of Formula Student teams and events, VI-grade underlines its integrated approach to supporting student projects in the automotive field.
Following are the 30 universities, Formula Student Racing Teams and Formula SAE® Series teams (names and logos)that rely on the VI-grade simulation technology to improve the performance prediction of their racing cars.
“We are happy to report our increasing collaboration with major university racing teams worldwide,” said Guido Bairati, International Sales Director, VI-grade. “This is also reflected by the success of our ongoing Virtual Formula competition, built upon the rules and regulations of the popular Formula SAE® and Formula Student and based on the usage of VI-Motorsport. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the VI-grade Virtual Formula managed to attract more than 100 teams from all over the world”.
“We are very excited about our increasing collaboration with worldwide leading universities and Formula Student teams,” said Jonas Helbig, Sales Representative for Education & Research, VI-grade. “Now, major racing teams in both combustion and electric series are using our vehicle simulation solutions to increase competitiveness in an environment with less physical testing and higher demands for more performance. We are looking forward to further supporting the success of Formula SAE racing teams worldwide!”