SYDNEY, Oct 10 — Dutch Team, Nuon Solar’s ‘Nuna 9’ kept the lead today ahead of University of Michigan’s ‘Novum’ on day three of the World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback.
Earlier in the day, Japan’s Team Tokai was overtaken, first by Team Michigan who moved into second position and then by another Dutch Team, Twente’s ‘Red Shift’, who shifted into third place.
The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected to take a week for the cars racing at speeds of 90-100 kmh (55-62 mph) powered only by the sun.
The fastest time was achieved by Japan’s Tokai University in 2009, completing the trans-continental race in only 29 hours and 49 minutes. — Reuters