After winning five gold medals in Australia, Nuna won the Sasol Solar Challenge in South Africa in early October. Following eight days of racing, and despite engine trouble, the team was able to travel 4227.8 kilometres in the Nuna 7S solar car. The distance was nearly 1500 kilometres longer than that of the second-place winner, the Anadolu Solar Team from Turkey. The Nuon Solar Team began building solar cars almost 15 years ago. Every two years, a new Nuna is constructed with new and improved technologies. Construction is well underway on the successor, the Nuna 8.