World Solar Challenge: Morning, Day 3

Here are the World Solar Challenge GPS positions as at 09:59 Tuesday October 20 (Darwin time) – Day 3 of the race.

Calculated road distances below are approximate, based on interpolation between the known road distances to control stops. The second road distance shown (in grey) is adjusted to compensate for GPS delays. The top five teams – Twente (21), Nuon (3), Michigan (2), Tokai (10), and Punch (8), in that order – have all reached Alice Springs, although Nuon seems to have surged ahead since then. The weather outlook seems to have improved slightly, although teams carrying a meteorologist along will probably have a strategy edge. Punch were initially given a one-hour penalty, but apparently a phone call put this on hold. Eindhoven have a non-functioning GPS, so it’s not clear where they are.

Western Sydney (13) took pictures on reaching Barrow Creek. Liberty confirm that they are partially trailering, because their car doesn’t meet the minimum speed requirements. They will be ranked by number of solar-powered kilometres travelled. Cambridge had to partially trailer to Tennant Creek. See the tracker page, timing board, and social media for continued updates.

3 Nuon Netherlands (Nuna8, Challenger) Approx 1547 km from Darwin 92 km/h (Adjusted 1547 km from Darwin)
2 Michigan USA (Aurum, Challenger) 12 km behind Nuon 90 km/h (12 km behind Nuon)
21 Twente Netherlands (Red One, Challenger) 13 km behind Nuon 92 km/h (13 km behind Nuon)
10 Tokai Japan (Tokai Challenger, Challenger) 40 km behind Nuon 89 km/h (40 km behind Nuon)
8 Punch Belgium (Punch One, Challenger) 40 km behind Nuon 89 km/h (40 km behind Nuon)
16 Stanford USA (Arctan, Challenger) 93 km behind Nuon 83 km/h (93 km behind Nuon)
23 Kecskemét Hungary (MegaLux, Challenger) 143 km behind Nuon 81 km/h (143 km behind Nuon)
88 Kogakuin Japan (OWL, Cruiser) 173 km behind Nuon 79 km/h (173 km behind Nuon)
30 Arrow Australia (Arrow1-GT, Challenger) 194 km behind Nuon 78 km/h (194 km behind Nuon)
5 EAFIT Colombia (Primavera, Challenger) 262 km behind Nuon 74 km/h (262 km behind Nuon)
43 Ardingly United Kingdom (Ardingly Solar Car, Cruiser) 277 km behind Nuon 73 km/h (Trailered)
13 Western Sydney Australia (Unlimited, Challenger) 312 km behind Nuon 71 km/h (312 km behind Nuon)
77 Blue Sky Canada (Horizon, Challenger) 336 km behind Nuon 68 km/h (336 km behind Nuon)
17 NWU South Africa (Sirius X25, Challenger) 336 km behind Nuon 67 km/h (Trailered)
14 UKZN South Africa (Hulamin, Challenger) 337 km behind Nuon 68 km/h (337 km behind Nuon)
40 Eindhoven Netherlands (Stella Lux, Cruiser) 337 km behind Nuon ? km/h (337 km behind Nuon)
25 Goko Japan (Musoushin, Challenger) 364 km behind Nuon 66 km/h (364 km behind Nuon)
46 JU Sweden (Solbritt, Challenger) 411 km behind Nuon 63 km/h (411 km behind Nuon)
45 Lodz Poland (Eagle One, Cruiser) 428 km behind Nuon 62 km/h (428 km behind Nuon)
47 Nagoya Japan (Horizon Z, Challenger) 429 km behind Nuon 63 km/h (429 km behind Nuon)
12 Cambridge United Kingdom (Evolution, Challenger) 443 km behind Nuon 62 km/h (Trailered)
18 EcoPhoton Malaysia (Stingray, Challenger) 446 km behind Nuon 61 km/h (446 km behind Nuon)
11 Bochum Germany (SunRiser, Cruiser) 448 km behind Nuon 62 km/h (448 km behind Nuon)
33 HK IVE Hong Kong (Sophie V, Cruiser) 456 km behind Nuon 61 km/h (456 km behind Nuon)
35 Minnesota USA (Eos, Cruiser) 474 km behind Nuon 60 km/h (474 km behind Nuon)
75 Sunswift Australia (eVe, Cruiser) 487 km behind Nuon 59 km/h (487 km behind Nuon)
51 Kanazawa Japan (Golden Eagle 5.1, Challenger) 487 km behind Nuon 59 km/h (487 km behind Nuon)
38 Tehran Iran (Persian Gazelle III, Cruiser) 506 km behind Nuon 58 km/h (Trailered)
28 Singapore Singapore (SunSPEC4, Cruiser) 520 km behind Nuon 57 km/h (Trailered)
32 Principia USA (Ra 9, Challenger) 559 km behind Nuon 55 km/h (559 km behind Nuon)
36 Anadolu Turkey (Sunatolia 2, Challenger) 560 km behind Nuon 54 km/h (560 km behind Nuon)
82 KUST Korea (Baek-Ho, Challenger) 586 km behind Nuon 52 km/h (586 km behind Nuon)
9 Adelaide Australia (Lumen, Challenger) 649 km behind Nuon 49 km/h (649 km behind Nuon)
34 Liberty USA (Solis Bellator, Adventure) 669 km behind Nuon 48 km/h (Trailered)
26 Durham United Kingdom (DUSC2015, Challenger) 731 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (Trailered)
15 Solaris Turkey (DesTech Solaris, Challenger) 732 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (Trailered)
7 MIT USA (Arcturus, Challenger) 737 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (737 km behind Nuon)
20 Houston USA (Sundancer, Adventure) 742 km behind Nuon 44 km/h (742 km behind Nuon)
80 Beijing China (Sunshuttle II, Challenger) 783 km behind Nuon 42 km/h (783 km behind Nuon)
31 ITS Indonesia (Widya Wahana V, Cruiser) 822 km behind Nuon 40 km/h (Trailered)
22 Siam Thailand (STC-1, Challenger) 914 km behind Nuon 0 km/h (914 km behind Nuon)

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