World Solar Challenge: top 5 teams reach Dunmarra

Here are the World Solar Challenge GPS positions as at 16:35 Sunday October 18 (Darwin time).

Calculated road distances are approximate, based on interpolation between towns. The second road distance shown (in grey) is adjusted to compensate for GPS delays (consequently the distance for Team Arrow is a guesstimate, although they were in fact just after Stanford at Katherine). Michigan, Tokai, Nuon, Twente, and Punch have now reached Dunmarra (633 km from Darwin). Michigan still leads. Twente were happy to be in second place, although Tokai has now passed them, and Nuon as well. Punch is fifth. Western Sydney are running well, and Lodz were looking good at Katherine, but Ardingly has had problems. All the teams have had a taste of fire.

The tracker for team 12 (Cambridge) is not working, although they are on the road. Durham trailered to Katherine to do repairs at the hottest spot on the road. See the tracker page for continued updates, although cars stopped for the night at 5pm Darwin time.

3 Nuon Netherlands (Nuna8, Challenger) Approx 633 km from Darwin 82 km/h (Adjusted 633 km from Darwin)
21 Twente Netherlands (Red One, Challenger) 0 km behind Nuon 83 km/h (0 km behind Nuon)
2 Michigan USA (Aurum, Challenger) 0 km behind Nuon 79 km/h (0 km behind Nuon)
10 Tokai Japan (Tokai Challenger, Challenger) 0 km behind Nuon 80 km/h (0 km behind Nuon)
8 Punch Belgium (Punch One, Challenger) 0 km behind Nuon 80 km/h (0 km behind Nuon)
23 Kecskemét Hungary (MegaLux, Challenger) 83 km behind Nuon 76 km/h (31 km behind Nuon)
16 Stanford USA (Arctan, Challenger) 39 km behind Nuon 76 km/h (32 km behind Nuon)
30 Arrow Australia (Arrow1-GT, Challenger) 521 km behind Nuon 73 km/h (47 km behind Nuon)
13 Western Sydney Australia (Unlimited, Challenger) 67 km behind Nuon 72 km/h (59 km behind Nuon)
5 EAFIT Colombia (Primavera, Challenger) 94 km behind Nuon 72 km/h (83 km behind Nuon)
88 Kogakuin Japan (OWL, Cruiser) 94 km behind Nuon 71 km/h (83 km behind Nuon)
47 Nagoya Japan (Horizon Z, Challenger) 118 km behind Nuon 68 km/h (105 km behind Nuon)
40 Eindhoven Netherlands (Stella Lux, Cruiser) 120 km behind Nuon 65 km/h (111 km behind Nuon)
77 Blue Sky Canada (Horizon, Challenger) 133 km behind Nuon 65 km/h (125 km behind Nuon)
25 Goko Japan (Musoushin, Challenger) 143 km behind Nuon 63 km/h (139 km behind Nuon)
14 UKZN South Africa (Hulamin, Challenger) 161 km behind Nuon 63 km/h (145 km behind Nuon)
17 NWU South Africa (Sirius X25, Challenger) 161 km behind Nuon 63 km/h (154 km behind Nuon)
51 Kanazawa Japan (Golden Eagle 5.1, Challenger) 172 km behind Nuon 59 km/h (166 km behind Nuon)
33 HK IVE Hong Kong (Sophie V, Cruiser) 180 km behind Nuon 60 km/h (172 km behind Nuon)
46 JU Sweden (Solbritt, Challenger) 196 km behind Nuon 57 km/h (189 km behind Nuon)
11 Bochum Germany (SunRiser, Cruiser) 190 km behind Nuon 55 km/h (190 km behind Nuon)
32 Principia USA (Ra 9, Challenger) 197 km behind Nuon 55 km/h (195 km behind Nuon)
35 Minnesota USA (Eos, Cruiser) 215 km behind Nuon 55 km/h (204 km behind Nuon)
36 Anadolu Turkey (Sunatolia 2, Challenger) 223 km behind Nuon 54 km/h (212 km behind Nuon)
82 KUST Korea (Baek-Ho, Challenger) 232 km behind Nuon 54 km/h (224 km behind Nuon)
7 MIT USA (Arcturus, Challenger) 241 km behind Nuon 52 km/h (234 km behind Nuon)
45 Lodz Poland (Eagle One, Cruiser) 248 km behind Nuon 51 km/h (237 km behind Nuon)
75 Sunswift Australia (eVe, Cruiser) 253 km behind Nuon 53 km/h (238 km behind Nuon)
38 Tehran Iran (Persian Gazelle III, Cruiser) 297 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (288 km behind Nuon)
22 Siam Thailand (STC-1, Challenger) 300 km behind Nuon 46 km/h (294 km behind Nuon)
9 Adelaide Australia (Lumen, Challenger) 298 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (295 km behind Nuon)
34 Liberty USA (Solis Bellator, Adventure) 298 km behind Nuon 45 km/h (295 km behind Nuon)
26 Durham United Kingdom (DUSC2015, Challenger) 311 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (311 km behind Nuon)
80 Beijing China (Sunshuttle II, Challenger) 317 km behind Nuon 42 km/h (314 km behind Nuon)
20 Houston USA (Sundancer, Adventure) 326 km behind Nuon 42 km/h (320 km behind Nuon)
43 Ardingly United Kingdom (Ardingly Solar Car, Cruiser) 338 km behind Nuon 41 km/h (331 km behind Nuon)
18 EcoPhoton Malaysia (Stingray, Challenger) 373 km behind Nuon 40 km/h (333 km behind Nuon)
31 ITS Indonesia (Widya Wahana V, Cruiser) 352 km behind Nuon 38 km/h (346 km behind Nuon)
28 Singapore Singapore (SunSPEC4, Cruiser) 356 km behind Nuon 38 km/h (348 km behind Nuon)
15 Solaris Turkey (DesTech Solaris, Challenger) 376 km behind Nuon 33 km/h (373 km behind Nuon)
42 TAFE SA Australia (Solar Spirit, Adventure) 618 km behind Nuon 0 km/h

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