Bridgestone Corporation today announced that the Company will be the title sponsor of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s foremost solar technology and advanced engineering challenge, which will be held in Australia from October 13 to 20, 2019.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge race, which dates back more than 30 years to 1987, covers a 3,000 km route spanning from Darwin on the northern edge of Australia to Adelaide on the southern edge. Contestants run the course over a period of about five days. In 2017, a total of 38 teams, consisting largely of university students from 19 countries and regions, took part in the event.
Bridgestone has been the title sponsor of this event, and has continuously supplied teams with solar car tires since 2013. Through its involvement in the event, Bridgestone aims to promote the development of environmental technologies and thereby contribute to the realization of a sustainable society. In addition, we hope to aid the ambitions of the young engineers that will support the future.
Overview of the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
1.Official name: 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
2.Period: October 13–20, 2019
3.Location: Australia (Start: Darwin – Goal: Adelaide)
4.Host: South Australian Tourism Commission
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About Bridgestone EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
Bridgestone EMEA, with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tyre and rubber company. Bridgestone EMEA operates in more than 60 countries and has over 18200 employees. Across the region it has 14 tyre and tyre related plants, a major R&D Centre and a proving ground. Bridgestone EMEA’s premium tyres are sold in Europe, Middle East, Africa and globally.