European Solar Challenge begins

The iLumen European Solar Challenge is on again at Circuit Zolder (located roughly in the centre of the triangle formed by the nearby cities of Leuven, Eindhoven, and Aachen). The 24-hour track race starts at 13:00 on the 18th, with sunset at 19:45 that evening and sunrise at 07:20 the next morning, and with the race continuing until 13:00 on the 19th (see chart above). The race begins with a Le Mans-style start. The track is 4.011 km long.

For fans at home interested in the weather, check the forecast. Also, at the top of this page is a webcam nearby, looking west, towards the Zolder racetrack. This webcam is at the track itself (with a view of the “Kleine Chicane,” looking roughly north from just about the centre of the track). I have already posted a list of teams.

Follow the official race news feed and also social media at        (click on the icons). There is also a live timing board and tracker and a provisional results page.


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