Solar racers head to halfway
FLYING SOLAR: The Tokai University challenger from Japan has dominated the first part of the SA solar challenge.
The 2012 Sasol Solar Challenge started gaining momentum on Day 3 which saw the teams make their way from Upington to Springbok in the Northern Cape.
Ten cars left Upington’s Dirk Uys stadium for the overnight stop at Springbok, waved off by mayor Limakatso Koloi.
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The race was again controlled by the two Japanese teams Tokai University and Kenjiro Shinozuka, although the less-experienced South African teams appeared to grow in confidence. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, two of the University of Johannesburg cars and North West University all crossed the finish line on the day.
Friday (September 21, 2012) will see the teams making their way along the 550km from Springbok to Cape Town, where they will enjoy a rest day on Saturday.
Saturday will be an open day on the top deck of the Canal Walk Shopping Centre where the public will be able to view the cars and chat to the teams.
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