Over the weekend, ArrowSTF (our cruiser vehicle) had a mechanical issue during testing which led to STF sustaining damage to the front of the vehicle. Due to the vehicles solid design, no one was harmed in the incident. The damage to STF however, extends to the custom solar panels, suspension, steering and chassis and we are unable to repair this in time for the 2019 World Solar Challenge.
As such, we are pulling out of the Cruiser class for the 2019 World Solar Challenge.
However, there is some good news!
We have Arrow1 – our single seater vehicle from 2013 and 2015 World Solar Challenges. Arrow1 is in a suitable state for us to enter the Adventure class for 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The team is looking forward to still being able to participate in the challenge and has already begun the preparations for this vehicle.
The team would like to thank all our sponsors, supporters and the BWSC Officials for their support during this challenging time. Everyone in the team is rising to the challenge ahead of us and looking forward to meeting the other teams in Darwin.
See you all in Darwin!