Team Siklab from the Mapua Institute of Technology and Team Drill Drivers from University of the Philippines Mechanical Enginering will be representing the Philippines to compete against eight other teams from Asia in the finals of the Bosch Power Tools Asia Cordless Race 2011, which will be held at the foot of the Juyongguan Great Wall in Beijing, China.

The Philippine leg of the race took place recently at the Boomland Kart Track in Pasay City. The event was attended by over 1,000 participants, including contestants from eight of the country's premier technical colleges and universities, where the Mapua Institute of Technology and University of the Philippines ME, Diliman emerged as champion and 1st runner-up, respectively.

"Bosch supports initiatives to craft technical and engineering innovations for the future," said William Go, Country Sales Director for Bosch Power Tools.

Mapua engineering students shared their source of confidence in their bid for the Beijing championship, "The environment we have in our school and the lessons we have learned are our basis in being positive and determined to meet the objective of winning this competition."