The map above (click to zoom) shows raw GPS positions where teams have camped for the night. The table below shows team numbers, raw road distance from Darwin, class (or number of seats for Cruiser class), team name, team social media links, and some brief status reports. Cars with gallium arsenide arrays seem to be ahead. The weather for Thursday looks sunny, at least as far as Port Augusta. Cruiser and Challenger summary charts have already been posted.
|3||2560.3 km||C||Nuon – in the lead!|
|2||2429.8 km||C||Michigan – second!|
|8||2429.7 km||C||Punch – will enter Glendambo C.S. at 08:10|
|21||2422.2 km||C||Twente – due for 30 min penalty at Glendambo|
|40||2177.1 km||5||Eindhoven – drove with 1 person|
|42||2118.6 km||A||TAFE SA|
|35||2025.3 km||2||HK IVE|
|49||1889.4 km||A||Siam Tech – on Dutch TV|
|77||1843.9 km||C||Blue Sky|
|70||1712.2 km||C||Aachen – not giving up!|
Four leading cars in Coober Pedy. Where is Nuon? They left for Glendambo long ago. (photo: Steven Schubert)
Fantastic reports. Keep up the good work.
Greetings from Sweden 🙂
Kinda stumped we aren’t getting a 4 way battle for 2nd.
But I also cant believe twente made such a stupid mistake. I mean its clearly in the rules.
The y claim they were explicitly pre-approved during the technical qualification. (Though they did not offer prove in writing). And immediately stopped when it the notification came through.
Apparently it was not so much that they had a white cloth, but how they positioned it during charching; before the car. Notice the team behind them seems to have a white cloth too,
I agree that it is stupid for them to take the risk when they had another cloth with them too, if none of their competitors did it. Especially if it is in the rules like you claim.
I do feel it is wrong that such things come through scrutinering; with issues about it every year I wonder why the WSC does not just provide ground sails for all teams. Now it’s either unfair to the team (penalty for using supposedly approved equipment) or unfair to the competition.