In 2009, three students from Hogeschool Utrecht decided to compete in the Formula Student competition. However, they soon found out that none of them would fit in a small car like that. That’s why they built a full circuit formula car which runs on Bio-ethanol during their minor and graduation. The Ignition represented ecofriendliness and cheap racing.
After graduating, one of the group members pursued his study at Eindhoven University of Technology. This student, Albert Maas, got in touch with Maarten Steinbuch. He gave the inspiration to pursue the dream that the Ignition started with. Shortly afterwards, InMotion was created by Albert and 9 fellow students, with a dream to create the most innovative racing car in the world. Along came the plan to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans which is the perfect platform to showcase such thrilling technology like fully electric racing.
To hear more about our story, watch the video! On our YouTube channel, we have a series of four videos which tell the full story of InMotion on our Road to Le Mans.
"Students looking to reach for the stars is exactly what motorsport needs"