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Between the 8th and the 15th of October, Nuna9 will be racing in Australia. The participating cars in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge are only allowed to use solar energy to reach the finish. The race is set out between Darwin in the North and Adelaide - which is located 3.000 kilometers south. The winner is the official world champion in solar car racing.
The first edition of the World Solar Challenge was in 1987; this makes 2017 an anniversary edition. In the early years, this challenge was dominated by large car manufacturers like Honda and General Motors. It wasn't untill 2001 that university teams started taking over, with the Nuon Solar Team in the lead.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the design competition aimed at manufacturing the most efficient solar car. The biennial is set up to inspire young bright talents and to contribute to a more sustainable means of transportation for the future. The event consists of three different classes, all representing a different design filosophy. The Nuon Solar Team is one of the 42 teams participating in the so-called Challenger Class, which is aimed at creating visually breathtaking aerodynamical masterpieces with a maximal energy-efficiency - for endurance.
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