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Update: Vattenfall Goes Up in Flames On Final Stretch

Update: Vattenfall Goes Up in Flames On Final Stretch

17 Oct 2019

Update: Vattenfall Goes Up in Flames On Final Stretch

The lead changed dramatically in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge this morning.

Vattenfall Solar Team’s Nuna X was taken out of the race, catching fire 2761 kilometres from Darwin, just before Mambray Creek, 263 kilometres from the City of Adelaide Finish Line.

Belgian team Agoria, who were just two and a half minutes behind, surged ahead to the front.

An update from Vattenfall Solar Team:

More information to come, as Vattenfall are able to ascertain what caused the incident.

Header image via Jorrit Lousberg/Vattenfall Solar Team