Well, I have to apologize. It would seem that there's been almost a media blackout for this version of the WSC. Previously, I could rely on team members and former team members to post to open chat sites. In this manner, I could glean information about how the car was running, strategy and their thoughts about the competition. This year is totally different. There are chat sites and they're populated with former team members (amongst others) but there are no current team members participating. So, everyone is totally in the dark about strategy, problems and general race conditions. This leads to lots of speculation but very little concrete information.
Unfortunately, Generation (UM Solar) dropped to 6th place yeaterday being passed by Indupol One (Punch Powertrain). They are about 3.5 hours behind the lead car, which remains, Nuna7. The top 4 remain static, with only the time gaps being dynamic.; Nuna7 (Team Nuon), Tokai Challenger (Tokai University), RED (Team Twente) and Luminos (Stanford University).
Given that Generation is more than two hours behind third place, it's looking pretty grim for a podium finish, this year. However, strange things happen when you're on the cutting edge of technology and this race is far from over.
|Position||Team||Arrival||Control Stop||Distance Travelled|
|1||#3 Nuna7||12:53||Kulgera||1766 Kms|
|2||#1 Tokai Challenger||13:13||Kulgera||1766 Kms|
|3||#21 RED||14:21||Kulgera||1766 Kms|
|4||#16 Luminos||15:06||Kulgera||1766 Kms|
|5||#8 Indupol One||16:17||Kulgera||1766 Kms|
|6||#2 Generation||16:32||Kulgera||1766 Kms|