Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

‘Fuelled by the spirit of friendly competition, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge champions the creative integration of technical and scientific expertise across a wide range of disciplines, providing a focus for bright young minds.‘
– Chris Selwood, event director

The Danish solar pioneer and adventurist Hans Tholstrup is the founder of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. In 1982 he crossed Australia from west to east with a self-made solar car called ‘The Quiet Achiever’. Since 1987 the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge takes place every other year. In this race competitors from all around the world race along the Stuart Highway, right through Australia, from Darwin (in the north) to Adelaide (in the south). This race can be seen as the showcase of new and advanced automotive technologies and as a way of promoting sustainable developments.
On October 8th 2017, Solar Team Twente will start, for the seventh time, in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with only one goal: standing on the starting line with the fastest solar car.

Start of Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017