The 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will start in Darwin on Sunday 13 October finishing latest on the 20 October in Adelaide.
This is the 15th event with a record 53 entries from 24 countries were received. It is the worlds biggest solar challenge event with around 1500 participants.
It generates industry partnerships across energy, automotive, engineering, financial, material sciences and IT sectors.
The Challenger Class is for single-seat solar cars designed to be fast. The Cruiser Class is for efficient, practical solar cars with two or more seats.
Solar cars are allowed a nominal 5kW hours of stored energy at the start, all other energy for the entire event must come from the sun or be recovered from the kinetic energy of the vehicle with no external charging.
These and other rules are checked by observers travelling with each team racing from 8 am to 5 pm stopping where-ever that is so all teams must be fully self sufficient.
There are 9 mandatory checks along the way where observers are changed along with drivers.
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Day 7 News Feed - Saturday 19 October
Day 6 News Feed - Friday 18 October
Day 5 News Feed - Thursday 17 October
Day 4 News Feed - Wednesday 16 October
Race Day 3 News Feed - Tuesday 15 October
Start of the day saw Team Twente leading with Team Vattenfall both from Holland leading the way.
Next was Agoria then Sonnen Wagen Aachen, then Michigan, Tokai, followed by Top Dutch.
Team Twente cross first.
Race Day 2 - News Feed - Monday 14 October
Day 2 of the race.
Race Day 1 - News Feed - Sunday 13 October
The race got underway with good weather conditions however the first 20 km saw a number of breakdowns and temporary problems.
First car into Kathrine was Twente who have never won the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Western Sydney were penalised and had to start last but have been powering through the ranks up to Kathrine.
Pole Position -Hot Lap - Saturday 12 Oct
Skids, fast cars and lots of enthusiasm.
Winners of Challenger Class was team 6 Top Dutch Solar Racing
Winners of Cruiser class was team 98 ATN with their car Priscilla
Interview with driver Bert Longin of car "Blue Point" eventual winners of the 2019 Challenger class.
Today for the first time Solar Cars and Australia's famous "Road Trains" met on a race track. A Kenworth C509 with only 2 trailers (They often have 4 on the highway) came together to show what the solar cars have to deal with on the highway south getting past a Road Train.