There was ‘double Dutch’ success down under in this year’s World Solar Challenge. After crossing 3200 kilometres of the
Australian outback, the solar vehicle built by TU Delft’s Nuon Solar Team crossed the finishing line less than three minutes ahead of Solar Team Twente. Twente’s red car led for much of the race, with Delft forced to wait until the final day before for an opportunity to pass it. In the remaining 180 kilometres, our team managed to extend its lead to 8’20”. This is TU Delft’s sixth win in the Solar Challenge, but never before have first and second places been so closely contested. Japan’s Team Tokai finished third.