The Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Miner Motorcycle Design Team needs a qualified rider able to assist in R&D test riding for the October 2020 MotoStudent Competition run by the Moto Engineering Foundation at MotorLand Aragon in Alcaniz, Spain.
The MotoStudent competition is a university based program in which student teams receive a 250cc KTM prototype engine and then design and build the rest of the motorcycle. The Miner Motorcycle Design Team needs an experienced rider to assist in R&D and fine-tuning of the bike through testing, trial and error. The rider will act as the team’s primary rider for all team activities, as well as the final event held at MotorLand Aragon.
The competition includes a braking test, a gymkhana (maneuvering through a course outlined by cones), an acceleration test (a.k.a. drag race), and a final nine-lap road race against all the other university prototypes on the MotorLand Aragon Grand Prix racetrack!
Rider Qualifications include:
–Must be at least 18 years old as of October 1st, 2020.
–Must have a valid passport.
–Must be available the first two weeks of October 2020 to travel to Spain with the design team.
–Must NOT have participated in FIM-sanctioned international events in road racing, motocross, enduro, rallies, or track racing (flat track or speedway). Exceptions may be available for wild card riders.
The rider will provide all his or her personal safety gear and equipment. The Miner Motorcycle Design Team is prepared to cover all the travel costs associated with getting from St. Louis, Missouri to the MotoLand Aragon racetrack in Alcaniz, Spain.
Another way to contact the Miner Motorcycle Design Team is via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/miner.motostudent/?hc_location=ufi
About The Moto Engineering Foundation
The non-profit Moto Engineering Foundation was created in 2008 to promote technological development in the motorcycle and four-wheel vehicles sector, as well as innovation, research, testing activities, and technician training at all levels. It is located in the Two Wheels Technical Center (2WTC) in TechnoPark MotorLand, along with companies related to the motor sector investing in R&D. This environment fosters synergies between universities, technology centers and companies located in the Technology Park itself. In addition, labs, test facilities, and test tracks are located nearby. Sponsors and employers include the government of Aragon (state), DORNA, Anesdor, RFME, MotorLand Aragon, Zaragoza (city) University, Zaragoza Business Confederation, Faram, and CGCOII.
Goals of the Moto Engineering Foundation
–Carry out technical research and economic tasks aimed at the promotion and management of the 2WTC and the projects of the Moto Engineering Foundation (MEF) itself.
–Energize the economy of the area by attracting and promoting new research projects from anywhere in the state and even abroad.
–Concentrate technological services related to the motorcycle industry and 4-wheel vehicles (development, tests and trials), both competition, and commercial and industrial.
–Become a benchmark at the state level as a complement to small industry in research and development.
–To facilitate the development, as future professionals, of university students as well as the practical application in the company of the knowledge acquired in the university.