WSC: Tuesday morning

The morning of race day 3 begins, and the map above (click to zoom) shows GPS positions extrapolated using GPS time lag and the average speed since the start of the race (i.e. it’s a best guess for the true position of the car at the indicated time). Adventure-class teams are not shown. The table below shows team numbers, raw road distance from Darwin, average speed, extrapolated road distance, class (or number of seats for Cruiser class), team name, team social media links, and some links to pictures or status reports. For a live map of raw GPS data, see the official tracker. Tennant Creek control stop closes today 12:00, and Barrow Creek at 16:00.

3 1323.7 km 80.8 kph 1323.9 km C Nuon  photo
10 1306.9 km 79.9 kph 1310.1 km C Tokai 
21 1290.1 km 78.9 kph 1292.5 km C Twente  video
2 1287.6 km 78.6 kph 1287.9 km C Michigan 
8 1239 km 75.7 kph 1240.3 km C Punch  photo
15 1210.3 km 72 kph 1210.3 km C WSU  photo
88 1210.2 km 72.3 kph 1210.3 km C Kogakuin 
40 1140.7 km 67.5 kph 1140.7 km 5 Eindhoven 
11 1134.8 km 67.3 kph 1137.3 km 4 Bochum 
16 1126.1 km 66.8 kph 1128.2 km C Stanford 
77 1103.5 km 65.4 kph 1104.9 km C Blue Sky 
30 1092.8 km 65.2 kph 1100.5 km 2 Arrow 
42 1091 km 64.6 kph 1091 km A TAFE SA  Adventure
35 1086.1 km 64.4 kph 1087.9 km 2 HK IVE 
25 1067.2 km 63.3 kph 1069.1 km C Nagoya 
94 1037.3 km 61.6 kph 1039.6 km 2 Minnesota  video
4 1025.9 km 60.8 kph 1026.7 km C Antakari 
46 1023.5 km 60.7 kph 1025.1 km C JU 
95 1013.3 km 60 kph 1013.8 km 2 Apollo 
5 1008.5 km 59.7 kph 1008.7 km 2 Singapore 
32 987.5 km 57.6 kph 987.5 km C Principia 
70 987.5 km 56.9 kph 987.5 km C Aachen  video
43 963.6 km 55.5 kph 963.6 km A ANU  Adventure
28 941.8 km 54.3 kph 941.8 km A KNUT  Adventure
20 920.8 km 53 kph 920.8 km A Durham  Adventure
75 914.6 km 1344.4 kph 914.6 km 4 Sunswift  bad GPS
71 903.8 km 52 kph 904.6 km C ITU 
7 884.8 km 53.9 kph 884.8 km A Adelaide  Adventure
18 871.1 km 50.1 kph 871.1 km A EcoPhoton  Adventure
52 869.8 km 50 kph 869.8 km A Illini  Adventure
45 865.4 km 49.9 kph 866.9 km 5 Lodz 
82 853 km 49.3 kph 856.6 km C KUST 
37 833.5 km 48 kph 833.9 km C Goko 
9 826.8 km 47.6 kph 827 km 4 PrISUm 
22 823.8 km 47.5 kph 823.8 km A MDH  Adventure
38 809.3 km 46.6 kph 810.8 km C NWU 

Western Sydney arrives at Barrow Creek


8 thoughts on “WSC: Tuesday morning

  1. Looks like we’ll lose another three or four Challengers today!

    ITU should leave Tennent Creek at about 11am giving them five hours to get to Barrow Creek at about 45kph.

    Goko, Kust and NWU need to average about 50kph to get to TC before it closes at 12 noon and then would have only 3 .5 hrs to get to BC at 64kph which is unlikely.

  2. I’m also beginning to wonder how many teams, if any at all, will actually meet the race deadline.
    Would the event be null and void?

    Alice Springs is just under half distance and the maximum race time is 50.25 hours. Given even pace by my reckoning cars need to reach Alice by about 2.45pm today. However the pace always tends to drop in the second half of the race and the weather for tomorrow is particularly bad.

    Of the four teams that currently look like they could possibly finish only Eindhoven can substantially reduce the number of people they are carrying. Bochum apparently did not charge last night so they might be able to boost their speed, as long as it does not cost them too much today.

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