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Durham University Solar Car

Durham University Solar Car

Team overview

Durham University Solar Car

Daily event results

Arrival time Control stop Kms from Darwin
Day 1 Oct 22 13:44:08 Katherine 317
Day 2 Oct 23 14:59:35 Tennant Creek 985
Day 3 Oct 24 14:32:08 Alice Springs 1493.486
Day 4 Oct 25 9:19:16 Erldunda 1691.663
Day 5 Oct 26 13:20:05 Glendambo 2431.56
Day 6 Oct 27 15:34:11 Adelaide 3021.52

How many times has your team participated in the event?

We have participated four times in the past - 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

What is the design philosophy behind your solar car?

With an aero led design our catamaran style solar car encompasses the best of both sleek aerodynamics and stability.

What is unique about your solar car?

We aim to design and manufacture as much as possible in house to ensure parts are manufactured to a high quality. It's also purple!

Why does your team value participating in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge?

We love participating along side some of the best solar car teams from all corners of the earth in some of the most challenging conditions.

What is the one thing your team is looking forward to when you visit Australia?

It's been a long four years since Durham has been to Australia for BWSC so the main thing the team is looking forward to is seeing the car driving in the outback. Also, the weather would be much warmer compared to back home in the UK!