Here are the results for the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa, as at day 4 out of 8. Only the Challenger class is shown (not the car from Hong Kong, which is driving non-competitively). The daily “loops” are marked, and the photo is from here. See also the online tracker and my teams list and information page, which includes links to team social media.
I’m beginning to doubt that Central University of Technology (CUT) or Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) will ever get their cars working; but they clearly have not yet given up. In hindsight, universities offered the chance to start new teams should have been approached much earlier. However, Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has done a fantastic repair job after the storm damage on day 1. I hope that they will be able to make it to Australia next year.
Weather forecasts for the rest of the race route are:
- Wednesday Sept 26 (Jansenville): Mostly sunny
- Thursday Sept 27 (Kareedouw): Mostly sunny
- Friday Sept 28 (Mossel Bay): Mostly sunny, possible showers
- Saturday Sept 29 (Struisbaai): Mostly cloudy