Award Ceremony Held for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013

Oct, 15 2013

Award Ceremony Held for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013

Bridgestone Corporation today announced the winner of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2013 in a ceremony held on October 13 in Adelaide, Australia.

The event was sponsored by Bridgestone Corporation, and the champion in Clipsal & Schneider Electric Challenger Class, Nuon Solar Car Team, was awarded trophy by Hisao Ushikubo (Senior Fellow of Group Global Marketing Strategy and Motorsport, Bridgestone Corporation). On behalf of the global Bridgestone Group, we would like to congratulate the champion and the winning teams in each class.

Featuring races in three classes, the competition required each team to develop vehicles meeting the new regulations of each category. This year’s event also featured a number of innovative display designs. In the Clipsal & Schneider Electric Challenger Class, contestants competed on the basis of time, competition rules made achieving fast times more difficult than in previous competitions. Nevertheless, the winner, Nuon Solar Car Team (from Netherlands), achieved a remarkable record of 33hours 3mimutes, falling just short of the winning time set in the previous competition by a mere 18minuites.

Whether it is through eco-friendly products such as our Ecopia line energy efficient tires or our support of environmental efforts around the globe, Bridgestone is committed to continually working with customers, partners, and the communities in which we live and work to create an environmentally sustainable society.

Major race results are given below:

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*No official third position because the teams couldn’t pass the check point within the time limit