Hello, my name is Laurens Schalk and I grew up in beautiful Nijkerk. Three years ago, I started studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente. My graduation will be delayed with 1,5 years since I will be busy designing and building the best solar car in the world! Solar Team Twente was known to me already since my grandfather showed me pictures of his trip to Australia when I was 8 years old. With the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge being on these pictures it never escaped from my mind. We have an amazing team and I trust fully in the fact that we can achieve great results!