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The quietest race in the world. (Sasol Solar Challenge)
« on: August 24, 2016, 07:19:30 pm »
The Sasol Solar Challenge will start at the CSIR in Pretoria during the morning of 24 September and finish at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 1 October.    The route is about 2000km, but it is expected that the reigning world champions, the Nuon Team from the Delft University in the Netherlands, may do as much as 7000km!

Nuna 8 below:



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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 08:15:37 pm »
Now this is interesting stuff!
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 08:47:43 pm »
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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 08:51:25 pm »
Hulle moet maar kyk wa hulle slaap, daai solar panels sal chop chop gasteel word my lanie  :imaposer:
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2016, 03:58:36 pm »
Does anyone know the route? I cant find anything on that site? Do they pass thru PE?
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2016, 08:08:47 pm »
24 Sept:  CSIR Pretoria to Kroonstad Hoėrskool (Blouskool) - Sleep Over Blouskool Hostel.  Control Stop at DP de Villiers stadium, Sasolburg.  Optional loops to Deneysville and back.
25 Sept:  Kroonstad to Maselspoort, Bloemfontein. - Sleep Over Maselspoort Resort  Control Stop at Roads Office Theunissen.  Optional loops to Winburg and back.
26 Sept:  Maselpoort to Forever Resort, Gariep Dam - Sleep Over Forever Resort.  Control Stop Chuch Square, Edenburg.  Optional loops at Edenburg toward Trompsburg, To Be Confirmed.
27 Sept:  Gariep Dam to Graaff Reinet - Sleep Over Urquart Caravan park.  Control Stop Middelburg.  Optional loops in the area, TBC.
28 Sept:  Graaff Reinet to PE (Finish at Kings Beach, Overnight The Willows).  Control Stop Jansenville.  Optional loops Jansenville to Klipplaat and back.
29 Sept:  PE to Sedgefield - Sleep Over Lake Pleasant.  Control Stop Humansdorp.  Optional loops Humansdorp to St Francis Bay and back.
30 Sept:  Sedgefield to Swellendam - Sleep Over Municipal Resort.  Control stop Langeberg Mall, Mossel Bay.  Optional loops Mossel Bay to Brandwacht and back.
1 Oct:  Swellendam to Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) - Zandvlei Holiday Resort.  Control stop Caledon Spa and Casino.  Optional loops to Genadedal and back

Exact times for arrival at control stops and finishes are difficult due to the optional loops the teams can do to ad daily distance.  For instance, during the 2014 race, although the stages were roughly 250km per day, the top team from Delft University, the Nuon Team, did roughly 600km per day, using the optional loops very effectively to their advantage.

  
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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 07:19:57 am »
Some of the Competitors:

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2016, 07:24:17 am »
The rest of the competitors:

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2016, 07:29:15 am »
24 Sept:  CSIR Pretoria to Kroonstad Hoėrskool (Blouskool) - Sleep Over Blouskool Hostel.  Control Stop at DP de Villiers stadium, Sasolburg.  Optional loops to Deneysville and back.
25 Sept:  Kroonstad to Maselspoort, Bloemfontein. - Sleep Over Maselspoort Resort  Control Stop at Roads Office Theunissen.  Optional loops to Winburg and back.
26 Sept:  Maselpoort to Forever Resort, Gariep Dam - Sleep Over Forever Resort.  Control Stop Chuch Square, Edenburg.  Optional loops at Edenburg toward Trompsburg, To Be Confirmed.
27 Sept:  Gariep Dam to Graaff Reinet - Sleep Over Urquart Caravan park.  Control Stop Middelburg.  Optional loops in the area, TBC.
28 Sept:  Graaff Reinet to PE (Finish at Kings Beach, Overnight The Willows).  Control Stop Jansenville.  Optional loops Jansenville to Klipplaat and back.
29 Sept:  PE to Sedgefield - Sleep Over Lake Pleasant.  Control Stop Humansdorp.  Optional loops Humansdorp to St Francis Bay and back.
30 Sept:  Sedgefield to Swellendam - Sleep Over Municipal Resort.  Control stop Langeberg Mall, Mossel Bay.  Optional loops Mossel Bay to Brandwacht and back.
1 Oct:  Swellendam to Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) - Zandvlei Holiday Resort.  Control stop Caledon Spa and Casino.  Optional loops to Genadedal and back

Exact times for arrival at control stops and finishes are difficult due to the optional loops the teams can do to ad daily distance.  For instance, during the 2014 race, although the stages were roughly 250km per day, the top team from Delft University, the Nuon Team, did roughly 600km per day, using the optional loops very effectively to their advantage.

  

thanx  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2016, 07:34:54 am »
About 3 or 4 years back I was driving from East London to PE when these guys came from PE driving to East London. Well, I first thought it was an alien ship coming in to land. The front view of these cars is mind boggling. I had no idea what the heck I was seeing. Only when it was about 100m away did I realise what it was.... ;D
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2016, 08:01:32 am »
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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2016, 09:02:01 am »
24 Sept:  CSIR Pretoria to Kroonstad Hoėrskool (Blouskool) - Sleep Over Blouskool Hostel.  Control Stop at DP de Villiers stadium, Sasolburg.  Optional loops to Deneysville and back.
25 Sept:  Kroonstad to Maselspoort, Bloemfontein. - Sleep Over Maselspoort Resort  Control Stop at Roads Office Theunissen.  Optional loops to Winburg and back.
26 Sept:  Maselpoort to Forever Resort, Gariep Dam - Sleep Over Forever Resort.  Control Stop Chuch Square, Edenburg.  Optional loops at Edenburg toward Trompsburg, To Be Confirmed.
27 Sept:  Gariep Dam to Graaff Reinet - Sleep Over Urquart Caravan park.  Control Stop Middelburg.  Optional loops in the area, TBC.
28 Sept:  Graaff Reinet to PE (Finish at Kings Beach, Overnight The Willows).  Control Stop Jansenville.  Optional loops Jansenville to Klipplaat and back.
29 Sept:  PE to Sedgefield - Sleep Over Lake Pleasant.  Control Stop Humansdorp.  Optional loops Humansdorp to St Francis Bay and back.
30 Sept:  Sedgefield to Swellendam - Sleep Over Municipal Resort.  Control stop Langeberg Mall, Mossel Bay.  Optional loops Mossel Bay to Brandwacht and back.
1 Oct:  Swellendam to Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) - Zandvlei Holiday Resort.  Control stop Caledon Spa and Casino.  Optional loops to Genadedal and back

Exact times for arrival at control stops and finishes are difficult due to the optional loops the teams can do to ad daily distance.  For instance, during the 2014 race, although the stages were roughly 250km per day, the top team from Delft University, the Nuon Team, did roughly 600km per day, using the optional loops very effectively to their advantage.

  

thanx  :thumleft:

Feel free to pop around and have a look.  The teams usually love the spectators as long as you do not cast a shadow over their solar panels!  

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Re: The quietest race in the world.
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2016, 10:03:14 am »
24 Sept:  CSIR Pretoria to Kroonstad Hoėrskool (Blouskool) - Sleep Over Blouskool Hostel.  Control Stop at DP de Villiers stadium, Sasolburg.  Optional loops to Deneysville and back.
25 Sept:  Kroonstad to Maselspoort, Bloemfontein. - Sleep Over Maselspoort Resort  Control Stop at Roads Office Theunissen.  Optional loops to Winburg and back.
26 Sept:  Maselpoort to Forever Resort, Gariep Dam - Sleep Over Forever Resort.  Control Stop Chuch Square, Edenburg.  Optional loops at Edenburg toward Trompsburg, To Be Confirmed.
27 Sept:  Gariep Dam to Graaff Reinet - Sleep Over Urquart Caravan park.  Control Stop Middelburg.  Optional loops in the area, TBC.
28 Sept:  Graaff Reinet to PE (Finish at Kings Beach, Overnight The Willows).  Control Stop Jansenville.  Optional loops Jansenville to Klipplaat and back.
29 Sept:  PE to Sedgefield - Sleep Over Lake Pleasant.  Control Stop Humansdorp.  Optional loops Humansdorp to St Francis Bay and back.
30 Sept:  Sedgefield to Swellendam - Sleep Over Municipal Resort.  Control stop Langeberg Mall, Mossel Bay.  Optional loops Mossel Bay to Brandwacht and back.
1 Oct:  Swellendam to Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) - Zandvlei Holiday Resort.  Control stop Caledon Spa and Casino.  Optional loops to Genadedal and back

Exact times for arrival at control stops and finishes are difficult due to the optional loops the teams can do to ad daily distance.  For instance, during the 2014 race, although the stages were roughly 250km per day, the top team from Delft University, the Nuon Team, did roughly 600km per day, using the optional loops very effectively to their advantage.

  

thanx  :thumleft:

Feel free to pop around and have a look.  The teams usually love the spectators as long as you do not cast a shadow over their solar panels!  



I will definitely be there :thumleft:
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world. (Sasol Solar Challenge)
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2016, 10:34:19 am »
Nuna 8S, the Nuon Car from the Delft University in The Netherlands, arrive at their base in South Africa.

These guys are like a F1 team in terms of budget, organisation and everything else.  Amazing to watch.

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Re: The quietest race in the world. (Sasol Solar Challenge)
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2016, 01:02:29 pm »
Im rooting for these guys  :thumleft: ;D
 

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Re: The quietest race in the world. (Sasol Solar Challenge)
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2016, 08:25:17 pm »
Im rooting for these guys  :thumleft: ;D

So am I.  I absolutely love the idea of the company and hope they will be successful.  Not just in the race, but also in their business plan. 

They only have to finish to win their class though as they are the only entry in the Sustainability Class.   ;)
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Re: The quietest race in the world. (Sasol Solar Challenge)
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2016, 12:03:07 am »
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Okay .... Moenie warrie nie ... Quads for quads and superior K9 knowledge blew your cover ... Ek dag jy's AMZ op WD ook ... Het jy jou handle verander?
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