An Aberdeen university group are set to put their skills to the test this week with a racing challenge.
Engineering students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) will go head to head during the event.
The third-year academics have been in preparation for the challenge since February, designing their go-kart style racers complete with brakes and a roll cage.
On Friday, the £200 creations will take to the track, which has been specially prepared near the Ian Wood Building at RGU’s Garthdee campus.
The project, which forms part of the students’ course, is aimed at testing their mathematical and analytical skills as well as teamwork.
Each racer will have three attempts to navigate the track, while avoiding obstacles, in a test of manoeuvrability, brakes, steering and the handling skills of the pilot.
Along with the three fastest recorded times, awards will be handed out for build quality, functionality, safety features and structural integrity.
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Dr Morgan Adams, module co-ordinator from RGU’s School of Engineering, said: “This year’s third-year group project has been created to improve the student experience, creating an on-campus event which can really showcase the vehicles built and all the effort put in by the teams.
“On race day, I expect the teams to find a fast and mechanically challenging course to test their nerve and vehicle integrity.
“This year we are very lucky to be sponsored by Aramark, which is providing a free barbeque for students, staff and visitors who can come to watch the race.
“CBRE is kindly sponsoring the prizes for race day and Red Bull will be serving up some special mocktails, which is very supportive.”