The table below shows the lap times and speeds (assuming a 2,870 m track) for the World Solar Challenge cars in dynamic scrutineering. These times are now final.
The table also has links to photos and to team social media. The fifth column of the table shows the car class (or, for Cruisers, the number of seats). For more detailed information about the teams, see my annotated teams list. For comparison, the chart (click to zoom) shows 2015 lap speeds. It can be seen that several teams are running substantially slower than in 2015, although Singapore and Nagoya are a lot faster. Overall, speeds are about 93% of 2015 speeds for Challengers, and 90% for Cruisers (qualifying with all passengers aboard seems to have slowed Cruisers down):
|9||2:32.1||67.9 kph||24||4-st||PrISUm – see video|
|15||2:06.4||81.7 kph||3||Cha||WSU – see video|
|21||3:15.6||52.8 kph||32||Cha||Twente – see video|
|35||2:22.7||72.4 kph||19||2-st||HK IVE|
|40||2:22.1||72.7 kph||18||5-st||Eindhoven – see video|
|42||4:03.5||42.4 kph||34||2-st||TAFE SA|
|49||4:18.1||40 kph||36||2-st||Siam Tech|
|70||2:15.9||76 kph||5||Cha||Aachen – see video|
|77||2:18.3||74.7 kph||8||Cha||Blue Sky|
|95||4:01.5||42.8 kph||33||2-st||Apollo – see video|
Over for Twente before it even starts? 32nd on grid, how many minutes is that behind Punch start time?
Something seems to have gone wrong for Twente. Something temporary, hopefully.
They claim their GPS tracker supplied by race organizers messed with their electrical system, meaning they could not race faster than52kmh. They found the source, I assume they will fix it. But even if they do, do they still have a chance at top 3, they are starting like an hour behind?
It’s the WSC. Anything is possible. Of course they have a chance.
Although teams start at nominal 1 minute intervals in reality the start process is usually much quicker than that. My guess is that they will start around 20 mins behind Punch.
Is it known what the reasons for RVCE and Flinders not passing static scrutineering are? RVCE have become suddenly silent and Flinders mentions a last minute issue.
Such a disappointment after preparing for so long.
Both Flinders and RVCE had reds in the “mechanical” column at scrutineering. I have no idea what the actual problems were, but they must have been unusually serious. Very sad for both teams, obviously.
You forgot Sonnenwagen Aachen in your picture.
The picture is from 2015, for comparison purposes. Sonnenwagen Aachen didn’t race in 2015. In fact, 2017 is their debut WSC (and I expect them to race very well at it).
Not knowing if geofencing is setup, but Dutch national televesion is following the 3 Dutch teams with a daily update. On short (10min) and a longer one (20 min).
To bad but it’s old news when youre following the race live (time gap (GMT) is 7,30)