De La Salle University Manila’s Eco Car Team crossed the finished line first and beat other Asia Pacific finalist teams to win the first Shell Drivers World Championship (DWC) Asia held in Singapore.
DLSU ECT I. C. E. 506, FLUX, ran the track and finished the lap with a record at 1:53:67, topping all Asian teams in the Urban Concept, I. C. E. category, announced the team in their Facebook post.
The student team’s first place finish in the inaugural DWC Asia gained DLSU a slot in the 2017 Drivers World Championship to be held in London.
The DLSU Eco Car Team Delta previously won first place in the Urban Concept Gasoline in the new Challenger event of the Shell Eco Marathon Philippines held in Clark Pampanga in February. The DLSU team competed against 30 other teams from across the country to battle for ultimate energy efficiency.
The DLSU students will now prepare to compete in the UK against the top teams from Europe and America.
In 2016 the DLSU Eco Car Team also claimed a spot in the introductory DWC London.
The Drivers World Championships pits drivers around the world in a traditional racing car format while driving energy-efficient cars.