The competition

The MotoStudent Competition is an international competition addressed to university teams, in which students are given a chance to test their skills in several engineering tasks and prove that they are competent future engineers. The competition is held by MEF (Moto Engineering Foundation), in Motorland Aragon in Spain, where all the motorcycles are subjected to professional tests and checks.

The main target of the team is to design a racing motorcycle according to the Moto3 specifications, taking into consideration the rules and regulations of the MotoStudent competition and mainly focusing on the safety aspect.

MotoStudent is a challenge for the students, as they have to prove their creativity and technical abilities to the judges, who are professionals in the motorsport field.

OUR STORY

2014

Typhoon MotoRacing UoWM was founded in the autumn of 2014, by students of the University of Western Macedonia. The team aspires to design, study and develop a Moto3 racing type motorcycle. The team began by thoroughly searching for information on manufacturing a bike and getting familiar with the new software required for this project.

2015

The main tasks of 2015 were focused on designing and building the prototype. More specifically, by the summer of that year, the members of the team managed to learn how to use 3D modeling software and had already prepared the first designs of the prototype they called Tyφ-one.

In March the team was officially registered in the competition and at the end of  April Typhoon MotoRacing  received the MotoStudent kit, which contained the engine, the brake pads, and a set of tires.

When the kit arrived, work began on improving and finalizing the motorcycle’s design. At the same time, a great deal of focus was given to the ergonomic aspect of its design and the proper fitment of the engine. By the end of the summer, both design and analysis were almost finished and the team had reached the final and most essential part of the project, the construction.

Simultaneously, the team was searching for sponsorships and other funding solutions to help fulfill its targets and needs.

By the end of 2015, Tyφoon managed to find enough sponsorships to be able to manufacture the prototype in 2016. Both the sponsorships and the organization of small events helped the team afford tools, materials, transportation and all the remaining costs that came with the construction of the prototype.

2016

The main tasks of 2015 were focused on designing and building the prototype. More specifically, by the summer of that year, the members of the team managed to learn how to use 3D modeling software and had already prepared the first designs of the prototype they called Tyφ-one.

In March the team was officially registered in the competition and at the end of  April Typhoon MotoRacing  received the MotoStudent kit, which contained the engine, the brake pads, and a set of tires.

When the kit arrived, work began on improving and finalizing the motorcycle’s design. At the same time, a great deal of focus was given to the ergonomic aspect of its design and the proper fitment of the engine. By the end of the summer, both design and analysis were almost finished and the team had reached the final and most essential part of the project, the construction.

Simultaneously, the team was searching for sponsorships and other funding solutions to help fulfill its targets and needs.

By the end of 2015, Tyφoon managed to find enough sponsorships to be able to manufacture the prototype in 2016. Both the sponsorships and the organization of small events helped the team afford tools, materials, transportation and all the remaining costs that came with the construction of the prototype.

2017

The main tasks of 2015 were focused on designing and building the prototype. More specifically, by the summer of that year, the members of the team managed to learn how to use 3D modeling software and had already prepared the first designs of the prototype they called Tyφ-one.

In March the team was officially registered in the competition and at the end of  April Typhoon MotoRacing  received the MotoStudent kit, which contained the engine, the brake pads, and a set of tires.

When the kit arrived, work began on improving and finalizing the motorcycle’s design. At the same time, a great deal of focus was given to the ergonomic aspect of its design and the proper fitment of the engine. By the end of the summer, both design and analysis were almost finished and the team had reached the final and most essential part of the project, the construction.

Simultaneously, the team was searching for sponsorships and other funding solutions to help fulfill its targets and needs.

By the end of 2015, Tyφoon managed to find enough sponsorships to be able to manufacture the prototype in 2016. Both the sponsorships and the organization of small events helped the team afford tools, materials, transportation and all the remaining costs that came with the construction of the prototype.

2018

The new year found Tyφoon’s members in a demanding working schedule. After the team submitted the “Detailed Design” to the competition, the Business and Industrialization plans had to be finalized within the following weeks. Simultaneously, the search for funding and sponsorships was again underway and played a significant role in the construction of the second model.

By April, the team had officially begun Chimera’s construction, while the two chapters regarding the financial and business analysis were being finalized. By the end of the month, these chapters were also submitted to the competition.

Our team continued working hard until October when the last phase of Motostudent was held. Up to that moment, the team had tested” Chimera” 3 times in the circuit of Serres. Our new rider, Spyros Papageorgiou, honored us with his collaboration. His experience and excellent communication helped the team to obtain a better view of the driver’s feel of the motorcycle and make the final adjustments.

In Motostudent V, Tyφoon Motoracing won 2 out the 3 awards of MS1 (the theoretical part of the competition),” Best Innovation” and” Best Design”, achieving 4th position in the entirety of MS1. In the dynamic testing phase, MS2, the team came in 1st position in the acceleration test and the mechanical test. This way, Tyφoon earned 7th place in MS2 and also the 7th place in the final rankings.

2019

After the success of Tyφoon 2016-2018 in Motostudent V, the team started recruiting new members. In January of 2019, the new generation of the team was formed and the members began preparing for Motostudent VI in order to continue the team’s legacy. The new model  is named Cerberus and the project is underway. In March, the team launched a lottery in order to gather some funds, signaling the new beginning.