Is there any Night Event?
Yes, since the final race, the Endurance race will be at night and all buggies will have to race at pitch dark and zero visibility. This is one of the most interesting events of the Mega ATV Championship. For further details kindly visit the EVENTS section
Is there any special requirement for the driving license??
Yes for the drivers, a civil license issued from Government agencies of any country is required. Learning/expired licenses are not acceptable.
What is the registration process for the Teams?
How to register my team?
How many teams can register?
Maximum of 100 teams is allowed to register for the event. First 100 teams who have registered and made successful payment will be considered for the final event.
How many teams can register from a college/University/society?
As this is an open challenge, there is no limitation for the number of teams participating from a particular club/society/college/university/country.
What are the registration Fee and mode of payment?
How many members can be there in each team?
Minimum 10 and maximum of 30 members are allowed in each team. Additional 2 faculty advisors are allowed in each team which results maximum size of the team is 32.
We have registered our team. What is the next step?
Read the rule book thoroughly and start the process of manufacturing.
Will there be any ‘Virtuals’ conducted?
As this is a professional-level event and the winner will be decided on the basis of performance on the track only. Therefore there is no virtual round would be conducted. However, proof of running a vehicle in the form of pictures and video might be asked before the main event.
When do we submit our registration fees?
After registration, teams need to pay the registration fees as soon as possible for the first phase. Teams who pay their registration fees earlier will be confirmed for the final event and registration will close after 100 confirmed teams.
Will we provide accommodation/food at the competition venue?
There will be facilities available with some nominal charges. You need to contact vendors given in the website or you can arrange yourself. Please keep In mind the registration fees does not include your food and accommodation.
What is the deadline to register?
Only 100 teams are allowed in the event. Registration will close when 100 teams successfully register. It is first-come, first-serve basis.
Who can participate?
Students pursuing under any undergraduate engineering degree are eligible.
Any rules to make the Vehicle?
Refer to MAC RuleBook. You can also refer to rule book of International BAJA SAE rule book for specifics on manufacturing the vehicle, however do keep into consideration the guidelines for extra modifications you need to make given in the MAC rulebook.
Why we need to install lights in the Buggy?
As there will be night endurance racing event so teams need to drive their vehicles in pitch dark. Hence, teams need to install light with proper intensity and with power back up of at least 4 hours in their vehicle.
What is the last date of payment of registration fee?
After registration, teams need to pay the registration fees as soon as possible for the first phase. Teams who pay their registration fees earlier will be confirmed for the final event and registration will close after 100 confirmed teams. Teams will be considered as the registered teams only after payment of fees.
What is LOR?
LOR refers to “Letter of Recognition”, Autosports India will issue LOR to the registered teams as a proof of participation. This will help the team to present it in front of officials of the company when they are seeking/pitching sponsorship.
Which engine to be used for this competition?
Engines of Briggs and Stratton of specified model in the rule book should be used. All the engines should not be more than 3 years old at the time of competition. No engines other than the specified model will be accepted.
What is winch gear system?
Winch gear system (Termed as WGS) is a motor operated automatic recovery system mounted within the vehicle powered by a 12 volts battery. In off road events when a vehicle stuck WGS can be used as additional support using a rope/cable (Metal & Non-metal) and external support to the vehicle other than the engine. In any situation if vehicle gets stuck somewhere and the vehicle is not able to come out through its power provided by the engine then winch gear can be used as additional support to the vehicle to overcome with the situation.
Limitations– WGS can be used only in Armageddon race event. In other events format doesn’t allow the use of WGS. Teams may dismantle the system before/after this particular event. WGS cannot be used as reverse gear it is limited to forward movement only. Winching gear cannot be used as towing hitch point.
Why install WGS?
As the vehicle gets stuck in the track during the event and the vehicle needs human effort to come out. As this is a motor vehicle completion teams need to design some other solutions for this rather than using human effort, so keeping this in mind, for the first time we have introduced WGS for vehicle recovery to give a new experience to the teams and driver.
Is WGS compulsory?
No it is optional just like a reverse gear.
Is WGS only for combustion vehicles?
No both electric and combustion vehicles can use WGS, however the power to the WGS motor cannot be given through the tractive system please read the rule book for details.
WGS can be powered by tractive system batteries?
No, Separate battery other than the tractive system to be used to power WGS.