2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: preliminary list

Western Sydney at the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (photo: Anthony Dekker)

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The 51 teams listed below (27 Challengers, 23 Cruisers, and 1 Adventure car) have expressed interest in the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge next October (social media links have not all been checked – some might no longer work):

This page last updated 09:17 on 25 October 2018 AEDT


8 thoughts on “2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge: preliminary list

  1. Other teams that have said at some time that they intend to race next year include:
    Mines Rabat
    Futuro Solare
    Singapore Poly
    That makes 48 teams on my list, many of whom will not turn up and, if things work out as they normally do, who will be replaced by some that we have not yet heard of.


    • Thanks for that! Some of those were simple oversights on my part. I must check USC, UCSD, and Rutgers to see if they are still in the game. And I must find myself a Moroccan flag.

      And your prediction is pretty much certain to be correct.

      • Some of those are based on mentions long in the past of intention to take part.
        The four that you mention would certainly be on my list of “may not attend”.
        On the other hand, teams that have said nothing but may well appear would be ITU(although they don’t often attend two in a row), NWU, Goko High School(never say anything), a US high school(just because there is usually at least one), Principia, Apollo, Esteban and Eafit.

        I always play the game of trying to find all of the teams before the official announcement but have not succeeded yet.

      • I’m not arguing.

        I’d expect one of the South African teams. Houston have said that they want to attend again, so there’s your US high school. Principia skipped ASC and have gone very quiet. I would love to see Esteban race, but they have said nothing yet. And I don’t understand the Colombian situation at all.

    • I’d love to see the Kratos Cruiser too.

      And Siam have indeed indicated that they’re coming, but what kind of car is STC-3? And what are their social media accounts this year?

    • Indeed you do, and there’s a picture of the car in progress in the most recent version of this list, together with some links and a green light to show that you’re on schedule.

      I’m very excited about seeing the car in its completed state, and about seeing it race here in Australia! You were 8th in 2017. Top six this year, maybe?

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