Pics: Emirates SkyCargo flies race car to Silverstone
Emirates SkyCargo has flown a race car designed, developed and built by students at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, to Silverstone in the UK for the Formula Student 2018 tournament.
The car was built with funding from the Sri Lankan automobile manufacturer DIMO and is intended to demonstrate the country’s prowess in designing and building innovative automobiles.
‘DI-MORA P2’, the race car of ‘Team Shark’ from Moratuwa University was transported to the world’s largest student motorsport competition through Emirates SkyWheels the airline’s specialised air transportation solution for high value and concept automobiles.
Emirates SkyCargo regularly transports high value, unique and luxury automobiles on both its passenger aircraft and freighters across its global network.
The vehicles are handled by experienced personnel that are specifically trained on loading and unloading cars from the aircraft.
This is the second time that Emirates SkyCargo was contracted to transport a custom-built racing car from Sri Lanka. In 2016, the airline transported the car’s predecessor ‘D-MORA P1’ to Northamptonshire, England, to compete in the same competition.
Emirates has been flying to Sri Lanka for 32 years. It currently operates 35 flights a week from Colombo, with 28 flights a week westward to the Maldives and Dubai, and a daily flight eastward to Singapore.