Top Dutch Solar Racing took part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and proudly achieved fourth place. They were the best Dutch team and were awarded the “Excellence in Engineering Award” in Australia.
During the Award Ceremony, which marked the official end of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Top Dutch Solar Racing received the “Excellence in Engineering” award. The jury members of the organization gave the prize to the team because they thought it was special that a debuting team had achieved such a high level of excellence.
Vincent Taselaar is very happy with the award: “This prize recognizes all the hard work of the past two and a half years. It also proves the strength of our team: that you can successfully participate in the international top of technology with various disciplines – MBO, HBO and WO. ”
Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a competition in which teams with self-built solar cars drive a 3022-kilometer race through the outback of Australia. The route goes from Darwin to Adelaide and lasts from 13 to 20 October. During the race, the teams run from eight in the morning to five in the afternoon. Teams then set up camp in the Australian outback for overnight stay and to get ready for the next match day.
Top Dutch Solar Racing
The team consists of 26 students from Hanze University of Applied Sciences, University of Groningen, Noorderpoort and Friesland College. What makes Top Dutch Solar Racing unique is that it is not a university team, but a team with students from the level of apllied sciences and middle professional level as well. The solar car was built in collaboration with governments, companies and educational institutions in the northern Netherlands.