Driving Tourism and Innovation: World’s Biggest Solar Challenge

Dozens of solar cars will begin their 3,000km journey from Darwin toAdelaide as part of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge on Sunday 13October.

This years challenge has attracted 45 teams from 22 countries witharound 2,000 people including team members, officials and volunteers based inDarwin over the past month preparing for the race.

Held biannually since 1987, the race will start from State Square,Parliament House on Sunday at 8.30am, with teams leaving in succession until9.30am.

The solar cars will travel through the centre of Australia along the StuartHighway and Highway 1, before the official finish in Adelaide on Sunday 20October with an awards ceremony.

Teams will check in at control stops along the race route including Katherine,Daly Waters, Tennant Creek, Barrow Creek, Alice Springs, Kulgera, Coober Pedy,Glendambo and Port Augusta.

In the week preceding the event, teams had to pass a series of practicalsafety and compliance tests to qualify for the start line.

This year there are three different vehicle classes includingChallenger, Cruiser and Adventure, with all teams striving to deliver theworlds most efficient solar electric car.

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