Top Dutch Solar Racing have had a great start at the World Solar Challenge in Australia. The Groningen team have achieved the fastest time in qualifying.
Top Dutch Solar Racing consists of students from the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the Nooderpoort college. With their ‘Green Lightning’ car they compete in Australia against 42 teams from all over the world.
During the qualifying round in Darwin, the Green Lightning set a new course record of 1 hour and 51 minutes. The Groningen students were ahead of the Belgian Agoria Solar Team by 10 seconds. The Groningers achieved a top speed of 142 kilometers per hour with a car and completed the round with an average speed of 92 kilometers per hour.
The real solar race is only starting now. Students have until October 20th to complete a 3000 kilometer route, with the finish line in Adelaide. Top Dutch Solar Racing have spent the last two years building the Green Lightning car.