As the World Solar Challenge contestants head towards Alice Springs, Nuon (3 on the map below), Tokai, and Twente lead the Challenger Class, with Nuon departing Tennant Creek (980 km out of 3,000) at 12:35.
Eindhoven, Bochum, and Sunswift lead the Cruiser Class. The map below shows the situation at noon today (Darwin time), with cars strung out along the entire route. The University of Waikato team (41 on the map) has sadly had to withdraw from the race.
Update: the three race leaders have now passed through the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve: