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Bridgestone Announces Title Sponsorship for 2015 Challenge

10 March 2015, Bridgestone announces a return as title sponsor of the 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

Bridgestone Announcement Release

 

 

World’s biggest solar challenge – record field set to shine

A record breaking 47 teams from 25 countries will take to the start line for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in October this year.


Environment Minister Ian Hunter said it was fantastic to be able to announce the largest ever field in the event’s history today - World Environment Day.


“Some of the very brightest young minds in the world are now preparing to take on the Australian outback in the 3000 kilometre journey from Darwin to Adelaide,” Mr Hunter said.


“They have to prove they have what it takes to deliver the world’s most efficient electric car,” he said.
Tourism Minister Leon Bignell said the event was an unique opportunity to embark on a cross-country adventure.

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DOUBLE DUTCH - TEAM EINDHOVEN Final Results

M E D I A  R E L E A S E Sunday 13 October, 2013

DOUBLE DUTCH – TEAM EINDHOVEN WINS CRUISER CLASS IN CLOSE CONTEST

EMBARGOED UNTIL 8.15 PM ADELAIDE TIME

The Dutch have dominated this year’s 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. Having already won the elite Challenger Class title when team Nuon crossed the line first on Thursday, Team Eindhoven made it two from two winning the Cruiser Class category announced tonight at the Awards Ceremony in Adelaide…media release attached.

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Judi Lalor - + 61 (0) 409188 129

E: media@worldsolarchallenge.org

 

2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge FINAL RESULTS

Clipsal and Schneider Electric Challenger Class Final Results

Michelin Cruiser Class Final Results

GoPro GoPuck Adventure Class Final Results

 

 

 

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FLYING DUTCH SHINE THROUGH THE CLOUDS CONTEST FOR SECOND

Thursday 10 October, 2013

3 PM Darwin Time – provisional results Day 5

The Nuon team from Delft University, the flying Dutch in the Netherlands claimed their title back today in the Challenger class as they crossed the finish of timing line first in the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge at 10.03 Darwin time. They took 33.05 hours to drive their car, Nuna 7, 3021 kilometres on solar power averaging a speed of 90.71 kilometres per hour.

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Australia's UNSW Sunswift Team taking the lead in the Cruiser Class

Wednesday 9 October, 2013

10 am  Darwin Time

Australia’s UNSW Sunswift Team, in their solar car ‘eVe, left Alice Springs this morning at 7am Darwin time taking the lead for the first time in the third stage of their Cruiser Class 3,000 kilometre journey to Adelaide.

Despite strong cross winds, the car is performing well, travelling around 95 kilometres an hour. They were able to pass the Dutch team Eindhoven in their four seater family car ‘Stella’ who has been a consistent front-runner in the event so far.

The Cruisers are expected to reach Kulgera around 10.45 am this morning and Coober Pedy before 6 pm. Before a team can claim victory, they will be judged in Adelaide on practicality of design, energy efficiency and the number of passengers carried.

For further updates & media information:

Judi Lalor +61 (0)409 188 129

E: media@worldsolarchallenge.com.au

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LEADERS HEAD FOR THE BORDER & ‘STELLA’ SHINES IN ALICE

Tuesday 8 October, 2013

12 noon Darwin Time

With just minutes between them, long-standing rivals, Nuon Solar Team from the Netherlands in Nuna 7 is still leading Team Tokai from Japan in Tokai Challenger as they approach the South Australian border. After travelling more than 1700 kilometres, they have less than 100 to travel before the border crossing. Team Twente also from the Netherlands is still following in third about 60 kilometres behind the leading pair. Stanford from the USA is in fourth position having just cleared the Alice Springs Control Stop. Belgian  Punch Powertrain is in 5th position, just north of Alice Springs and Aussie Team Arrow has gained a place, now in 6th  position, in front of Solar Energy Racers from Switzerland (7th), now ahead of a possibly struggling team Michigan who have dropped back to 8th place.

In the Cruiser Class, the world’s first solar family car, Stella, from team Eindhoven is demonstrating her reliability having regained the lead position from the German Hochschule Bochum team. Team Eindhoven are approximately 100 kilometres north of Alice Springs and have been reaching speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour, carrying four people.

Further updates to follow the conclusion of Day 3.

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