BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Gokart Team of Universitas Pasundan which has never absent from contributing achievements, Kart Team of Mechanical Student Association (Himpunan Mahasiswa Mesin, HMM) celebrates its 20th anniversary on 1 November 2021.
Kart Team riders of Unpas HMM (Kart Team HMM Unpas, KTHU) are well-known as a strong opponent when doing the race at the circuit. Every time there is race in go-kart competition, there are always riders from the team winning the podium.
On its fifth round of 2021 Gokart Eshark Rok Cup National Competition held in Sentul International Karting Circuit, Bogor on 31 October 2021, two reliable riders of the team, M.Iqbal Tawakal and Imam M. Shayid successfully took the highest position in Shifter 150 and Shifter University.
Although there is still one final round left, this acquisition is certainly a gift, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of KTHU. Riders of KTHU should train more intensely in order to present their best performance and win the overall title.
Iqbal was recorded to have the first position in Shifter 150, followed by Imam in the second. Iqbal was also announced as the Fastest of the Day Shifter 150, while Imam, regaining his victory in the fourth round, was in the first place in Shifter University.
Iqbal said that this result he got must be obtained with extra effort. The reason is, his go-kart piston has just been replaced, so it could not work as optimal as possible when he stepped on the accelerator pedal.
“There was also human error found in my tire pressure. Machines with new pistons cannot directly perform its best. We were in a hurry, so we have to accept the situation,” he said.
Since the first round, Iqbal has always been in the first place. Therefore, in the final round, Iqbal wants to perform better and targets his record of 50.0 seconds in one lap.
“There is one more round left, I want to perform better. I hope in the last round, I could reach the target,” he continued.
The General Manager and Mechanic of KTHU, Lukman Sholehudin said that the riders and teams continue to improve their skills and consistence to prepare themselves in the next championships/competitions.
“Alhamdulillah, it has been 20 years. Thanks to all your prayers and consistence, as well as support from KTHU Council, teams, university staff leaders, faculties and Department of Mechanical Engineering. Without your support, we could not give our best performance,” he said.
He hopes that later KTHU is able to show their best internationally, maintain their achievements, and be the number one go-kart team.
“We hope we could join the world highest-level go-kart championship, the Rok Super Final,” he concluded. (Reta)*