In the World Solar Challenge, there are three new Challenger class teams and two new Cruiser class teams that have fielded very good-looking vehicles. Together with the teams that have an established racing record, these five new teams might be particularly worth keeping an eye on:
9: Adelaide University ( Australia, Lumen)
This new Australian team has a very nice-looking Challenger class car.
18: MARA University of Technology / EcoPhoton ( Malaysia, Stingray)
This new Malaysian team also has an impressive-looking Challenger class car.
23: Kecskemét College Faculty of GAMF ( Hungary, MegaLux)
This Hungarian car is perhaps the pick of the dark horses in the Challenger class, and blogger MostDece thinks it may even have a shot at winning.
45: KGHM Lodz Solar Team ( Poland, Eagle One)
This new Polish team has produced a very nice-looking Cruiser class car.
88: Kogakuin University ( Japan, OWL)
Kogakuin are not new to the WSC, but they are new to the Cruiser class, and they seem to have made a huge leap forward in terms of professionalism this year. Blogger MostDece is actually calling them favourites to win, ahead of the top three teams from 2013.
So there you have it. Five dark horses which may do very well this year. Click on the symbol for detailed team profiles of these five teams, or click on the team social media icons for more information about what they are up to.