Solar Team Twente finishes in fifth place

Solar Team Twente finished in fifth place today after racing through the outback for five days. The team is proud of the spectacular race. It was not even certain whether the team from Twente could finish today; they crossed the finish line four minutes before the end of the race, in the heavy traffic of Adelaide.

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In short

  • Solar Team Twente participated in a race  
  • Showed that they are among the best in the world

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It was a very turbulent race for Twente. “RED Shift has lived up to its name and caused many shifts in the rankings. We have been playing catch-up since day one. We managed to overtake sixteen teems on the first day, and there was an exciting battle for the top 5 after that”, says team manager Olivier Berghuis. “I am very proud of the team. We did not finish as world champions, unfortunately, but we did show that we are among the best in the world. We congratulate Delft with their wonderful victor, of course.”
18 minutes

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

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.

Date: 12 October 2017 |

Source of tekst: Solar Team Twente |