Solar Car Reaches Alice Springs – End of Day 3
20 Oct 2015
The Ardingly Solar team crossed the start line of the World Solar Challenge at Darwin on Sunday and have covered a gruelling 1500 km of desert and made it to the end of stage one – a real triumph.
Yesterday, after two days’ driving, the team were an amazing 3rd in their Cruiser Class and half-way up the whole leader board, ahead of many big organizations and even Cambridge and Durham Universities!
The car had to be trailered for some of the time today but to have made it this far is an extraordinary achievement. There have been plenty of adventures on the way: getting lost, making a wrong turn and being pulled up by the police, a trailer fire and mechanical problems with the front steering. But the team are happy with how well things are going; James Price says they are 'working really well together' and looking forward to stage two and reaching Adelaide .
FOLLOW ARDINGLY SOLAR’S PROGRESS
Please look at www.worldsolarchallenge.org Cruiser Class section and map.
Jonathan Blake, BBC Technology reporter, is travelling with the support team and blogging and BBC Radio Sussex has done two live interviews:
Please click here to listen to the Radio Sussex interview on Saturday Morning. Forward to 1:40:39 into the programme.
Please click here to listen to Radio Sussex interview on Tuesday morning. Forward to 2:54.34 into the programme.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT HENRY, HOLLY, JAMES, LUKE, MATT & ANDREW SPIERS