United Motorsports Academy to host second edition of Launchpad for Indian Motorsports Engineers

L.I.M.E is an initiative by UMA wherein enthusiasts get exposure to motorsports engineering knowledge through a dedicated 13-day course
United Motorsports Academy to host L.I.M.E 2.0
United Motorsports Academy to host L.I.M.E 2.0

To drive the advancement of Indian motorsports, possessing comprehensive domain knowledge is absolutely essential. Motorsports isn't solely about speed; it revolves around maximizing the potential of the vehicle and skillfully orchestrating strategies across various domains. In response to the evolving times, the exposure to motorsports is increasing rapidly. In a bid to support grassroots motorsports in India, the United Motorsports Academy (UMA) offers a specialized course called L.I.M.E (Launchpad for Indian Motorsports Engineers), which is a hands-on motorsport engineering program.

UMA is a technical motorsport academy founded by Shubham Sangodkar (Aerodynamicist, ex-Red Bull Racing Team ) and Omkar Rane (Trackside operations,founder D&O Motorsports), providing a motorsports education platform with domain knowledge, hands-on training and trackside experience. UMA hosts a 13-day course with a mix of in-classroom and training on live projects with D&O Motorsports. ​​The course is certified by the University of Bedfordshire and offers global exposure from industry experts like renowned F1 journalists like Peter Windsor and Craig Scarborough along with senior engineers like William Toet and Rex Keen. The program shall certainly give budding motorsport enthusiasts  exposure in motorsports engineering, that shall boost their domain knowledge , helping them accelerate their motorsports career.

The next batch is tentatively scheduled from July 5 to 17 in Navi Mumbai.The classroom session includes a brief about careers in motorsports, suspension, steering, vehicle dynamics, chassis, race track analysis, 3D scanning, 3D printing, and more.Hands-on experience sessions includes getting hands dirty with bolting, assembly and disassembly, car setup, corner balancing, string alignment, F4 car overview and more. 

After completing the course, one can opt for a qualification exam for the Indian F4 Championship, wherein 24 students get a fully sponsored work placement at the Indian F4 Championships for five rounds. Also, ten students will be recommended to 2 International Universities (M.U.N.E.R., University of Bedfordshire). An additional ten students will get selected for a work placement for the Rotax Max Karting Championship. One student will get a full-access pass to any race of their choice on the Indian F4 Championship calendar. These career opportunities are just the beginning of a promising future in motorsports engineering. 

The course fee is Rs.55,000, and for more detailed information, head to their official website.UMA and the University of Bedfordshire jointly issue the program completion certificate. This certificate holds promise for the advancement of Indian motorsports by effectively preparing students for the challenges of a competitive motorsport ecosystem. The technical academy endeavours to encourage enthusiasts to explore the engineering aspect of racing, offering valuable support to help them achieve their motorsports aspirations.

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