Races that Solar Team Twente participates in
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is the most prestigious solar race in the world. Every two years, student teams from all over the world come to Australia for this unique experience. The race takes approximately 5 days to complete and entails racing across the continent form the North in Darwin to the South in Adelaide. The 3.000 kilometres through harsh terrain put both the car and the team to a test. You can find out here why our car looks differently for every Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
Here you can find our aftermovie of the BWSC 2019
iLumen European Solar Challenge
A 24-hours race on solar energy? An adventure after only having been a team for a few weeks? That is the iLumen European Solar Challenge (iESC) on Circuit Zolder in Belgium. Since it is allowed to participate with two cars per team, the different Solar Team Twente generations clash and collaborate during this race. The new team usually starts in September and the iESC already takes place at the end of that month. Therefore, the new generation races with the latest solar car. The second car is used by a mix of old team members, who can also give out advice to the new team. This race puts the team to a test and is the first big challenge in their Solar Team Twente time.
You can find our aftermovie of the ESC 2020 here
Solar Challenge Morocco 2021
The Solar Challenge Morocco will have a different interpretation than the well-known Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. This challenge will take a rally form in which five different stages of between 400 km and 600 km have to be covered in five days. This will result in a race of around 2500 km.
The start and finish will be in Agadir, a coastal town in the south of Morocco. The stages will take place southeast of the Atlas Mountains, at the foot of the Sahara Desert. Here we will camp in bivouacs together with the other teams and prepare for the next stage. The race will take place in October 2021. Find out more here.