Any team entering the challenge for the first time can opt to enter the Beginner class and may choose to purchase a Land Rover 4x4 in Schools starter kit containing a remote controlled vehicle. Other remote controlled vehicle models are available but may not be suitable for the competition. The starter kit also includes a vehicle battery and battery charger. This vehicle can be entered into the challenge.
The team must also have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the vehicle's suspension, drive train, chassis and wheels. The Beginner Class Competition Category will only be available for in 2017 as this will be the first year the competition will be held in Singapore.
Rookie teams are encouraged to think beyond their first year in the challenge as they will be quizzed by the judges during the national finals on what they would do in the professional class.
Refer to the rules and regulations for more details