Solar Team Twente did have some setbacks during the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The team was given half an hour’s time penalty on the last day. The difference between the number three was still less than 18 minutes despite this.
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge started last Saturday: the prestigious and well-known race for cars powered by solar energy. Solar Team Twente, and over fifty other participants, will drive their solar car 3000 kilometres through the outback of Australia. The race is divided into four different classes. Twente’s Solar Team is participating in the Challenger class; the Formula 1 class for solar cars.
Solar Team Twente consists of nineteen students from Saxion and the University of Twente. They went to Australia with only one goal: winning the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October 2017. Solar Team Twente also consists of a strong network of innovative partners.
This year’s student team from Twente, and two other teams from the Netherlands, will be closely followed by the VPRO and the NOS. NPO1’s programme “Oranje Boven, Down Under” will show the team every day, from October 7 to 14. The programme will be broadcasted at 20.25 and 00.10 hours today.