Riedel Communications is sponsoring Monash Motorsport (MMS), a team of students from Australia’s Monash University that each year designs, builds, tests, and races an open-wheeled formula-style racecar in the renowned Formula SAE (FSAE) series.
Using two-way Motorola radios and headsets supplied by Riedel, MMS team spotters, engineers, and drivers communicate with one another to ensure safe and effective testing and racing of the team car.
“The radios provided by Riedel have been fantastic, and the reception is clear and crisp,” said Areeb Hassan, business team leader and suspension engineer for MMS. “We haven’t had a single issue with the gear and have had no need to contact Riedel for support, but the company has been very helpful and accommodating.
“We look forward to expanding our use of the communications system to enable the reception of valuable live telemetry data from the car and for competition updates during the Endurance Event.”
MMS competes in the FSAE design competition, which includes more than 500 universities from around the world. The team is currently ranked No. 2 in the world and has won the FSAE Australasia Competition for the past four years.
Having completed their latest car, the M13, the team has been testing and validating their design in preparation for the Australasia competition in December as well as a series of high-profile races in the U.K. and Germany in 2014. MMS was an early pioneer of the use of aerodynamics in FSAE, with its 2002 car being one of the first cars in the competition to feature wings.
The M13 has been designed with a much more aggressive aerodynamics package, boasting some of the largest front and rear wings in the competition, as well as the use of an undertray. The team designed the M13 using CFD modeling and has physically validated it in the Monash Wind Tunnel, also located at Monash University in Melbourne.
“The MMS team is an innovative and inspiring group of students that has achieved remarkable results in the FSAE Series, and it’s a pleasure to support their efforts by providing the reliable, high-quality communications equipment so critical in live test and race environments,” says Cameron O’Neill, solutions manager at Riedel Communications. “We wish MMS the best of luck as the team takes its new M13 car into global competition.”