To the Finish Line!!

To the Finish Line!!

Team is feeling great and ready for the last day of the race. We all wake up at 5:30 and start charging the solar car. Even though the weather wasn’t look fine our solar panels did their job perfectly.

To the Finish Line!!

At 8 o’clock we started race from the 7th position for 105km long the first stage of the day from Swellendam to Caledon. Since our race strategy is to drive around 80km/h there was a huge traffic in front of us. While by one by taking over the other solar car teams we were loosing precious time. After we passed 4 other solar cars we find a nice opening on the road so that we can drive as fast as we want. We were the 4th team which entered to the control stop.

To the Finish Line!!

Since we know that our position in the race is not going to change we do not want to make any loops. We rested our driver very well and also cleaned our car to look beautiful in V&A Waterfront Cape Town.

From Caledeon to V&A Waterfront Cape Town route was 118km. It was mainly up and down hills for the first 50km. And then there was a long hill climb and then down to sea level. Mighty Ra27 handled the road very nicely but when we were going down driver complained that our breaks were getting hot so we made a 30min stop by the side of the road to cool down the breaks also rest the driver.

To the Finish Line!!

For the last 30km we needed to tackle the Cape Town traffic which was extra bad because of bush fires and an accident on the road. We were supposed to be on the V&A Waterfront at 5:30 with reaching the final cross line 7 minutes late we come to our end point in the Sasol Solar Challenge South Africa 2016.

Ra27 made in total 1635.1km in this 8 day event which we only raced for 7 days and make 1000km more than the previous race.

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