Here are the World Solar Challenge GPS positions as at **13:40 Monday October 19 (Darwin time)** – Day 2 of the race.

Calculated road distances below are approximate, based on interpolation between towns. The second road distance shown (in grey) is adjusted to compensate for GPS delays. The lead teams have cleared Tennant Creek, although some of them have had to serve penalties. At the rear of the pack, some cars will probably not reach Dunmarra before it closes at 15:00, and EcoPhoton posted a picture of apparent problems. In the centre, the two South African teams are still keeping each other company. See the tracker page and timing board for continued updates.

21 |
Twente (Red One, Challenger) |
Approx 1151 km from Darwin | 91 km/h | (Adjusted 1159 km from Darwin) |

3 |
Nuon (Nuna8, Challenger) |
19 km behind Twente | 91 km/h | (12 km behind Twente) |

2 |
Michigan (Aurum, Challenger) |
26 km behind Twente | 90 km/h | (24 km behind Twente) |

8 |
Punch (Punch One, Challenger) |
29 km behind Twente | 89 km/h | (37 km behind Twente) |

10 |
Tokai (Tokai Challenger, Challenger) |
36 km behind Twente | 88 km/h | (44 km behind Twente) |

16 |
Stanford (Arctan, Challenger) |
136 km behind Twente | 81 km/h | (130 km behind Twente) |

23 |
Kecskemét (MegaLux, Challenger) |
163 km behind Twente | 77 km/h | (171 km behind Twente) |

30 |
Arrow (Arrow1-GT, Challenger) |
163 km behind Twente | 75 km/h | (171 km behind Twente) |

88 |
Kogakuin (OWL, Cruiser) |
163 km behind Twente | 75 km/h | (171 km behind Twente) |

40 |
Eindhoven (Stella Lux, Cruiser) |
185 km behind Twente | 73 km/h | (193 km behind Twente) |

77 |
Blue Sky (Horizon, Challenger) |
207 km behind Twente | 72 km/h | (213 km behind Twente) |

5 |
EAFIT (Primavera, Challenger) |
234 km behind Twente | 70 km/h | (237 km behind Twente) |

14 |
UKZN (Hulamin, Challenger) |
268 km behind Twente | 68 km/h | (268 km behind Twente) |

17 |
NWU (Sirius X25, Challenger) |
270 km behind Twente | 68 km/h | (270 km behind Twente) |

25 |
Goko (Musoushin, Challenger) |
286 km behind Twente | 66 km/h | (288 km behind Twente) |

46 |
JU (Solbritt, Challenger) |
325 km behind Twente | 63 km/h | (329 km behind Twente) |

47 |
Nagoya (Horizon Z, Challenger) |
342 km behind Twente | 62 km/h | (343 km behind Twente) |

11 |
Bochum (SunRiser, Cruiser) |
355 km behind Twente | 61 km/h | (355 km behind Twente) |

51 |
Kanazawa (Golden Eagle 5.1, Challenger) |
376 km behind Twente | 59 km/h | (382 km behind Twente) |

35 |
Minnesota (Eos, Cruiser) |
381 km behind Twente | 59 km/h | (386 km behind Twente) |

75 |
Sunswift (eVe, Cruiser) |
403 km behind Twente | 57 km/h | (402 km behind Twente) |

43 |
Ardingly (Ardingly Solar Car, Cruiser) |
404 km behind Twente | 57 km/h | (411 km behind Twente) |

82 |
KUST (Baek-Ho, Challenger) |
435 km behind Twente | 55 km/h | (437 km behind Twente) |

32 |
Principia (Ra 9, Challenger) |
440 km behind Twente | 55 km/h | (441 km behind Twente) |

36 |
Anadolu (Sunatolia 2, Challenger) |
462 km behind Twente | 53 km/h | (462 km behind Twente) |

7 |
MIT (Arcturus, Challenger) |
473 km behind Twente | 52 km/h | (480 km behind Twente) |

38 |
Tehran (Persian Gazelle III, Cruiser) |
487 km behind Twente | 51 km/h | (487 km behind Twente) |

12 |
Cambridge (Evolution, Challenger) |
485 km behind Twente | 51 km/h | (488 km behind Twente) |

45 |
Lodz (Eagle One, Cruiser) |
506 km behind Twente | 49 km/h | (514 km behind Twente) |

28 |
Singapore (SunSPEC4, Cruiser) |
513 km behind Twente | 49 km/h | (519 km behind Twente) |

22 |
Siam (STC-1, Challenger) |
518 km behind Twente | 49 km/h | (526 km behind Twente) |

13 |
Western Sydney (Unlimited, Challenger) |
518 km behind Twente | 77 km/h | (526 km behind Twente) |

9 |
Adelaide (Lumen, Challenger) |
518 km behind Twente | 48 km/h | (526 km behind Twente) |

33 |
HK IVE (Sophie V, Cruiser) |
518 km behind Twente | 49 km/h | (526 km behind Twente) |

80 |
Beijing (Sunshuttle II, Challenger) |
554 km behind Twente | 44 km/h | (560 km behind Twente) |

34 |
Liberty (Solis Bellator, Adventure) |
565 km behind Twente | 44 km/h | (561 km behind Twente) |

20 |
Houston (Sundancer, Adventure) |
559 km behind Twente | 44 km/h | (562 km behind Twente) |

18 |
EcoPhoton (Stingray, Challenger) |
618 km behind Twente | 42 km/h | (589 km behind Twente) |

31 |
ITS (Widya Wahana V, Cruiser) |
634 km behind Twente | 38 km/h | (636 km behind Twente) |

15 |
Solaris (DesTech Solaris, Challenger) |
646 km behind Twente | 37 km/h | (648 km behind Twente) |

26 |
Durham (DUSC2015, Challenger) |
787 km behind Twente | 31 km/h | (731 km behind Twente) |

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Thanks again for these great updates, Tony.

I don’t know if the data are available for most teams but it would be interesting to know (at least for the top 8 Challenger and top 5 Cruiser) to compare the times in the fixed control stops in 2015 vs 2013. One could get an idea about pacing strategies of the teams and of course speculate about the improvements and/or different circumstances.

Thanks for the kind words. And THAT is an interesting idea… I do still have the 2013 data, so it’s possible, although I doubt I’ll have the time to do it immediately.