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Formula team places in international competition

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The RIT Formula race team returned to Germany and improved upon last year’s standing, taking fifth place overall in the 2010 SAE Formula Student Germany competition. The team competed Aug. 4-8 in Hockenheimring against 76 collegiate design teams from around the world.

“As a team, we knew we had a strong car,” says Ed Gliss, project manager for RIT Formula Racing. “It was a great team accomplishment, but drivers Aleksey Kovtun and Taylor Hattori deserve special recognition for their performance on the track.”

The team placed fourth in the endurance race, one of its strongest events this season.

In other individual events, the team placed seventh in autocross, eighth in skid pad and 12th in acceleration. For the static events, RIT tied for 18th place in design and 16th for its business plan.