MTFL 2016 Bumi Siliwangi Team
Indonesian team Bumi Siliwangi celebrates their win in the Drivers’ World Championship during Make The Future London 2016 on Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Indonesian team from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia emerged winners of the inaugural Drivers’ World Championship for UrbanConcept vehicles at the first Make the Future London festival featuring Shell Eco-marathon Europe. The team edged out over 20 other teams, seeing off stiff competition from the best UrbanConcept cars selected from around the world.

Sunday’s sensational victory wins the Indonesians a well-deserved week in Italy with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team in Maranello, Italy. They will meet the Formula 1 team and receive coaching on how they can improve their technology for next year’s Shell Eco-marathon in Asia.

“We’re happy and proud to have taken part in and won this prestigious championship,” Amin Sobirim, a member of the victorious team, said.

It was a hard-fought final race around a course that challenged many teams over the four-day event. The challenge saw the winning team defeating teams across the three energy classes of internal combustion, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell, and passing an additional technical inspection test.

Norman Koch, Global Technical Director for Shell Eco-marathon said: “The 2016 track has been particularly challenging for all teams and we have seen an incredibly high standard of performance, as well as the determination and team spirit of champions.”

MTFL 2016 Bumi Siliwangi Driver
Winning team Bumi Siliwangi’s driver victoriously pumps his fist in the air at the Drivers’ World Championship on Sunday, July 3, 2016

As part of Make the Future London, the world’s best UrbanConcept teams came together to compete in an exciting race to find the quickest and most energy-efficient driver. The four-day event at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosted more than 30,000 guests of all ages, along with sporting legends Pelé and Kimi Räikkönen.

The triumph of the Indonesian team sets the stage for Shell Eco-marathon Asia in 2017, where regional teams will congregate in a challenge to design, build and drive energy-efficient vehicles.

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Make the Future London is a festival of ideas and innovation that supports bright energy ideas and provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy challenge. The four-day event took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London from June 30 to July 3.

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