03 December 2009 13:30

DEKRA remains technical partner in the future

Category: General

(from left to right): Clemens Klinke, Frank Röske, Tim Hannig, Wolfgang Linsenmaier.

DEKRA will continue its commitment as official technical partner of Formula Student Germany (FSG) in the coming years. A corresponding agreement was signed in Stuttgart December 1st 2009.

Formula Student Germany is an international university contest. Teams consisting of young engineers as well as students from other disciplines design and produce a single-seater racing car and compete with other universities from all over the world.
The winner is not the fastest car, but the best overall package of construction, race performance, financial planning and marketing.
With the mutual agreement between DEKRA and Formula Student Germany, DEKRA will remain an outstanding partner of this international university competition in the future.

„It is our duty, to support committed young engineers as much as possible”, explains Dipl.-Ing. Clemens Klinke, CEO of DEKRA Automobil GmbH. „The future of automotive nation Germany depends significantly on the know-how of highly qualified engineers. Formula Student Germany offers an ideal platform to gain important experience in theory and practice under realistic conditions and to establish first contacts with the industry.” With its 4500 permanent employees, DEKRA too is always on the look-out for well educated and motivated future engineers with ‚petrol’ running through their veins, continues Klinke.

„Safety of all participants, students in particular, is of utmost importance at FSG” emphasizes Tim Hannig, Chairman of Formula Student Germany. „We are convinced to have found the right partner in DEKRA to continue the high technical level of the German competition”. In the context of the partnership, experts of DEKRA Automobil GmbH will also in future test impact attenuators of Formula Student race cars and carry out all tests of the vehicles’ structure specified in the rules. Furthermore, DEKRA provides the equipment for the technical inspection of race cars during the yearly competition at the Hockenheimring.

DEKRA will also support Formula Student Electric, taking place for the first time ever in 2010, as technical partner. Klinke: „We are very pleased to offer our expertise for the safety inspection of the vehicles competing in Formula Student Electric as well.

As technical partner of Formula Student Germany, DEKRA’s experts can rely on their longstanding experience in professional motor sports. And with the testing installation of the DEKRA Technology Center in Klettwitz, Brandenburg, close to the EuroSpeedway Lausitzring, teams have an excellent infrastructure at their disposal for testing vehicles and components prior to the competition.

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