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Baja is one of the SAE’s (Society of Automotive Engineers) design competitions. This competition is held in the USA, Brazil, Korea and here at home in South Africa. Baja requires participants to use real-world engineering practices to conquer the challenges associated with designing and building a recreational all-terrain vehicle. This competition also challenges the entrants to not only build a vehicle that will win the competition but also one that is feasible for mass production purposes thereby incorporating both the disciplines of racing & performance design with industrial design.The vehicles required to compete in a Baja event must be able to endure rough terrain consisting of rocks, logs, jumps, drops, mud, and water and whatever other natural obstacles race track has to offer. To level the playing field, each team is supplied a Briggs & Stratton 10 hp engine which must be kept standard. The Baja team must take the engine and build or buy components to construct the rest of the vehicle whilst keeping in mind all the racing rules and design rules posed by the SAE for safe and fair competition. The competitions are broken into three separate categories: static events, dynamic events, and the famous endurance race.
ESTEQ has been involved in the SAE Baja SA Competitions since 2007. The event rules and static judging will be managed by ESTEQ in 2013.
ESTEQ oversees the event rules, design and safety judging of the South African SAE Baja event.
Safety Judging: Judges ensure that the vehicles comply all the required safety regulations before they are allowed to partake in any dynamic event.
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