World Solar Challenge: Michigan leads the way

Here are the World Solar Challenge race positions as at 13:38 Sunday October 18 (Darwin time). Punch Powertrain lost the lead due to a flat tire, so that Michigan were first at the Katherine control stop (322 km from Darwin), and Nuon fifth. Indeed, my five Challenger favourites were the first five cars in, with my top dark horse sixth.

Calculated road distances are approximate, and are mostly too low due to GPS update delays. The tracker for team 12 (Cambridge) seems not to be working, and Ardingly report several mishaps. Durham is trailering to Katherine. See the tracker page for continued updates.

2 Michigan USA (Aurum, Challenger) Approx 397 km from Darwin (5 mins GPS delay)
21 Twente Netherlands (Red One, Challenger) 17 km behind Michigan (9 mins GPS delay)
8 Punch Belgium (Punch One, Challenger) 38 km behind Michigan (9 mins GPS delay)
10 Tokai Japan (Tokai Challenger, Challenger) 39 km behind Michigan (24 mins GPS delay)
3 Nuon Netherlands (Nuna8, Challenger) 48 km behind Michigan (18 mins GPS delay)
16 Stanford USA (Arctan, Challenger) 50 km behind Michigan (9 mins GPS delay)
77 Blue Sky Canada (Horizon, Challenger) 71 km behind Michigan (20 mins GPS delay)
13 Western Sydney Australia (Unlimited, Challenger) 71 km behind Michigan (19 mins GPS delay)
5 EAFIT Colombia (Primavera, Challenger) 74 km behind Michigan
23 Kecskemét Hungary (MegaLux, Challenger) 75 km behind Michigan (54 mins GPS delay)
40 Eindhoven Netherlands (Stella Lux, Cruiser) 75 km behind Michigan (21 mins GPS delay)
88 Kogakuin Japan (OWL, Cruiser) 75 km behind Michigan (13 mins GPS delay)
25 Goko Japan (Musoushin, Challenger) 75 km behind Michigan (7 mins GPS delay)
33 HK IVE Hong Kong (Sophie V, Cruiser) 83 km behind Michigan (2 mins GPS delay)
32 Principia USA (Ra 9, Challenger) 84 km behind Michigan (4 mins GPS delay)
17 NWU South Africa (Sirius X25, Challenger) 85 km behind Michigan (10 mins GPS delay)
14 UKZN South Africa (Hulamin, Challenger) 86 km behind Michigan (8 mins GPS delay)
47 Nagoya Japan (Horizon Z, Challenger) 94 km behind Michigan (35 mins GPS delay)
51 Kanazawa Japan (Golden Eagle 5.1, Challenger) 94 km behind Michigan (10 mins GPS delay)
46 JU Sweden (Solbritt, Challenger) 109 km behind Michigan (10 mins GPS delay)
11 Bochum Germany (SunRiser, Cruiser) 112 km behind Michigan (24 mins GPS delay)
35 Minnesota USA (Eos, Cruiser) 120 km behind Michigan (10 mins GPS delay)
36 Anadolu Turkey (Sunatolia 2, Challenger) 124 km behind Michigan (15 mins GPS delay)
82 KUST Korea (Baek-Ho, Challenger) 127 km behind Michigan (2 mins GPS delay)
7 MIT USA (Arcturus, Challenger) 129 km behind Michigan (1 mins GPS delay)
45 Lodz Poland (Eagle One, Cruiser) 136 km behind Michigan (6 mins GPS delay)
15 Solaris Turkey (DesTech Solaris, Challenger) 169 km behind Michigan (19 mins GPS delay)
75 Sunswift Australia (eVe, Cruiser) 170 km behind Michigan (10 mins GPS delay)
20 Houston USA (Sundancer, Adventure) 175 km behind Michigan (2 mins GPS delay)
31 ITS Indonesia (Widya Wahana V, Cruiser) 189 km behind Michigan (3 mins GPS delay)
38 Tehran Iran (Persian Gazelle III, Cruiser) 206 km behind Michigan (27 mins GPS delay)
9 Adelaide Australia (Lumen, Challenger) 214 km behind Michigan (39 mins GPS delay)
34 Liberty USA (Solis Bellator, Adventure) 221 km behind Michigan (8 mins GPS delay)
80 Beijing China (Sunshuttle II, Challenger) 236 km behind Michigan (27 mins GPS delay)
28 Singapore Singapore (SunSPEC4, Cruiser) 239 km behind Michigan (5 mins GPS delay)
22 Siam Thailand (STC-1, Challenger) 263 km behind Michigan (11 mins GPS delay)
30 Arrow Australia (Arrow1-GT, Challenger) 285 km behind Michigan (215 mins GPS delay)
18 EcoPhoton Malaysia (Stingray, Challenger) 307 km behind Michigan (24 mins GPS delay)
26 Durham United Kingdom (DUSC2015, Challenger) 315 km behind Michigan (141 mins GPS delay)
43 Ardingly United Kingdom (Ardingly Solar Car, Cruiser) 329 km behind Michigan (3 mins GPS delay)
42 TAFE SA Australia (Solar Spirit, Adventure) 383 km behind Michigan (258 mins GPS delay)

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