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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Cape Speed team jets off to the UK

GOOD LUCK: Members of CPUT’s Cape Speed Team shortly before they departed for the UK

Engineering students and lecturers involved in the building of the Formula 1 racing car that will compete at Silverstone in the UK ­were given a warm send-off recently.

Relatives, friends, and colleagues of the Cape Speed­ Team descended on the International Departures section of the airport to wish the team well for their trip.

Clad in their blue CPUT blazers and matching scarves the team looked every inch the winners they are as they jet off for a three-week trip where they will be participating in the 2012 Formula Student competition in which 110 universities are participating.

“We wish you all the best. We are sure it is going to be good there and hope you are going to do well,” Severus Cerff of the Marketing and Communication Department says.

Speaking on behalf of Vice-Chancellor Prof Vuyisa Mazwi-Tanga, Cerff thanked everybody who was involved.

Anar Daniels, co-host with Reddy D on Good Hope FM, also gave some words of motivation to the team. “Go to London and represent Cape Town and South Africa. It is a huge achievement to be the only university to represent South Africa at such an event. Even if you come back with nothing you are still our ambassadors,” he says amid cheers from the well wishers.

Chesire’ Adriaan, engineering student and member of Cape Speed team says the days before their departure was a big rush.

“We had to get all things done in time for our trip. Our visas, team building exercises, presentations to prepare, and finally packing of the luggage,” he says.

By Thami Nkwanyane

Written by CPUT News