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Debuting Groningen team finishes 4th in Bridgestone Solar race

17 October 2019

The Groningen Top Dutch Solar Racing team finished fourth in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia. A wonderful achievement for the debuting team! Together, students from the UG, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Friesland College and Noorderpoort have worked extremely hard for 2.5 years to achieve this great result.

Last Sunday, the Top Dutch team started from pole position at the start in Darwin. A number of exciting racing days followed. The Green Lightning solar cell car turned out to work great. A sandstorm was survived and today the car reached the finish line fourth in Adelaide. The Agoria Solar Team from Belgium came in first, followed by the Tokai University Solar Car Team from Japan and the University of Michigan Solar Car Team from the United States.

Two Dutch dropouts

The car of team Twente crashed due to the sandstorm during one of the racing days. Unfortunately they could not continue and the lead position was lost. After that, team Delft took the lead, but with only 250 kilometers to go, the car caught fire and unfortunately they also dropped out. The Groningen Top Dutch team is the only team of the Challenger category to finish as a whole in South Australia.

Top Dutch Solar Team in Adelaide
Top Dutch Solar Team in Adelaide
Top Dutch Solar Team in Adelaide
Top Dutch Solar Team in Adelaide
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