14 June 2021
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Component supplier donates parts to Oxford Brookes Racing

Martin Ackroyd

Specialist component supplier Accu has chosen to continue its support of young British engineers with the donation of £1,200 worth of components to Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) for use in the Formula Student 2021 competition.

Universities from across the globe are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car in order to compete in static and dynamic events, which demonstrate their understanding and test the performance of the vehicle.

Accu will be pledging a range of precision components for the creation of an innovative new electric vehicle concept.

OBR’s model will be based on a four-wheel drive in-hub motor configuration. It has AMK AC servo motors mated to a compact epicyclic gearbox, which is capable of producing over 300 N-m of torque at each wheel. Energy is supplied from a 600V, 6.6 kWh battery pack using LCO pouch cells.

Martin Ackroyd, co-founder of Accu, said: “We are incredibly proud to support OBR within this competition. Not only is it important for us to support young engineers, but we have close links with auto racing, as we supply components to F1 teams, and it is these grassroots projects which will fuel the future of the industry. Good luck to the team!”

The 2021 event aims to return to physical racing after a scaled back virtual competition was held in 2020 due to COVID restrictions.

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