On May 23, 2017, 10:00am, Tongji DIAN Racing team (hereinafter referred to as “DIAN Racing”) held 2017 Season signing ceremony with Volkswagen(China) Investment(hereinafter referred to as Volkswagen) in Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center. Mr. Patuschka, Executive Vice President of Volkswagen, Dr. Sepeur-Zeitz, Mr. Tschendel and Ms. Marina, Prof. Zhang Tong, advisor of DIAN Racing, Prof. Wei Xuezhe, Deputy Dean of School of Automotive Studies, Ms. Cao Jing, Deputy Party Secretary of School of Automotive Studies and team members attended the signing ceremony.
First of all, Mr. Patuschka reviewed cooperation experience with DIAN Racing in the previous season, and said he was more looking forward to the future cooperation. He gave his approval to DIAN Racing’s performance in the 2016 season and also expected more in the coming season . He said that he admired the team members, while studying theoretical knowledge, were able to put their own knowledge into practice. Therefore, he was really looking forward to the future development of team members.
Professor Wei Xuezhe then delivered a speech at the ceremony to welcome the guests from the Volkswagen, and made a brief introduction to the cooperation over the past three years. He expressed his gratitude to Volkswagen for the support to the team and also expressed expectations to the cooperation entering the fourth year between the two sides in the 2017 season
Next, the team captain Ma Ruisheng reported the progress of DIAN Racing in 2017season to the guests and teachers and showed design highlights of 2017 new car DRe17 which has entered the processing stage. Members of the Volkswagen China and the teachers are also satisfied with the achievements made by DIAN Racing so far.
Finally, Mr. Patuschka of Volkswagen signed the contract with Professor Zhang Tong, the advisor of DIAN Racing, and the two sides held their hands together and continued the valuable cooperation. The renewal of the Volkswagen also gave the team members more confidence about the upcoming season. We believe that in this season, DIAN Racing can be closer to the goal: become a world-class FSAE team.
After completing the ceremony, the team captain Ma Ruisheng and the guests watched the DRe16 dynamic show in the Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center 214. Guests raised a lot of questions about the DRe16.
Next, all the guests, teachers and team members took the photo together and wished with the support of the Volkswagen, under the care of the school, with all the efforts of the team, DIAN Racing could live up to expectations and achieve good results in the 2017season!