Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge Day 1: end of the day

Around 12:30, in the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, the top eight looked like this, with Michigan in 2nd, and the Belgians having moved up to 3rd:

1: PI Solar Car Team (Twitter, Facebook) – 1st across the Day 1 finish line, official time 4:28:42
2: Quantum University of Michigan (Twitter, Facebook) – 2nd, official time 4:39:25
8: Punch Powertrain Solar Team (Twitter, Facebook, blog) – 3rd, official time 4:45:25
30: Team Arrow (Twitter, Facebook) – 4th, official time 4:46:03
34: Istanbul SOCRAT (Twitter, Facebook) – 5th, official time 4:53:44
32: Principia Solar Car Team (Twitter, Facebook) – 6th, official time 5:19:55
55: Hiroshima Institute of Technology – 7th, official time 5:55:02
75: Tokai University Solar Car Team (Twitter, Facebook) – 10th, official time 7:06:13


Team Ondasolare at the finish of Day 1 (photo: solarracing.org)

Later to cross the Day 1 finish line were:

9: Team Ondasolare (Twitter) – 8th, official time 6:25:06
95: Apollo Solar Car Team (Facebook) – 9th, official time 6:49:51
15: ZHAW Solar Energy Racers (Facebook) – 11th, official time 7:07:04
256: Oregon State University (Twitter, Facebook) – 12th, official time 7:18:08

Not yet finished as at the time of this post were:

17: Illinois State University (Facebook) – 14th, official time 10:56:24
29: Eco Solar Breizh (Twitter, Facebook) – 13th, official time 9:45:00
90: Team Okinawa Solar Car Project (Twitter, Facebook) – did not race today, official time 19:08:06

Several of the trailing cars seem to have had their GPS trackers die, so it is unclear where 17 and 29 are right now (update: @SolarRacing_org reports that 17 and 29 are, sadly, trailering in – see also his end-of-day report).

Update: official end-of-day timings added in grey

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Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge Day 1: the battle for 2nd place

As the 2015 Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge continues, live tracking allows the race to be followed (search the map by team number). Around 11:40 local time, this was the state of play (click to zoom):

Cars in the race are as follows, with an exciting battle going on for second place:

1: PI Solar Car Team (Facebook)
30: Team Arrow (Facebook)
2: Quantum University of Michigan (Facebook)
34: Istanbul SOCRAT (Facebook)
8: Punch Powertrain Solar Team (Facebook)
32: Principia Solar Car Team (Facebook)
55: Hiroshima Institute of Technology
75: Tokai University Solar Car Team (Facebook)
95: Apollo Solar Car Team (Facebook)
9: Team Ondasolare
15: ZHAW Solar Energy Racers (Facebook)
256: Oregon State University (Facebook)
17: Illinois State University (Facebook)
29: Eco Solar Breizh (Facebook)
90: Team Okinawa Solar Car Project (Facebook) – not racing today

The map below shows where the various teams hail from. For race updates, see solarracing.org and @SolarRacing_org

Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC) Day 1

Live tracking allows fans from across the world to follow the cars in the 2015 Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (it is necessary to search the map by team number). Running cars are green, stopped cars are blue. The route map is here. Moments ago, this was the state of play, heading towards UAE University (click to zoom):

Cars in the race are as follows (roughly in order). The home team leads:

1: PI Solar Car Team (Facebook)
30: Team Arrow (Facebook)
34: Istanbul SOCRAT (Facebook)
2: Quantum University of Michigan (Facebook)
8: Punch Powertrain Solar Team (Facebook)
32: Principia Solar Car Team (Facebook)
55: Hiroshima Institute of Technology
75: Tokai University Solar Car Team (Facebook)
15: ZHAW Solar Energy Racers (Facebook)
95: Apollo Solar Car Team (Facebook)
9: Team Ondasolare
17: Illinois State University (Facebook)
256: Oregon State University (Facebook)
29: Eco Solar Breizh (Facebook)
90: Team Okinawa Solar Car Project (Facebook) – not racing today

This map shows where the various teams hail from:

For race updates, see the solarracing.org website or the plethora of excellent tweeted photographs from @SolarRacing_org (such as the one below).


Update: cars at the UAE University control stop (photo: solarracing.org)

Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC) live tracking

Live tracking for the 2015 Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC) is up – click on the map below. It may be necessary to manually scroll to the United Arab Emirates (alternatively, search by team number).

The cars in the race are as follows (in qualification order – Istanbul SOCRAT leads). See also solarracing.org and @SolarRacing_org for updates.

34: Istanbul SOCRAT (Facebook)
8: Punch Powertrain Solar Team (Facebook)
2: Quantum University of Michigan (Facebook)
30: Team Arrow (Facebook)
32: Principia Solar Car Team (Facebook)
1: PI Solar Car Team (Facebook)
15: ZHAW Solar Energy Racers (Facebook)
29: Eco Solar Breizh (Facebook)
9: Team Ondasolare
55: Hiroshima Institute of Technology
95: Apollo Solar Car Team (Facebook)
256: Oregon State University (Facebook)
75: Tokai University Solar Car Team (Facebook)
17: Illinois State University (Facebook)
90: Team Okinawa Solar Car Project (Facebook)


ADSC qualification times (photo: solarracing.org)