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Wild winds wreak havoc for World Solar Challenge in Australia

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 17, 2019 13:12

Wild winds wreak havoc for World Solar Challenge in Australia

The top placed car in the World Solar Challenge in Australia crashed, prompting organisers to implement a speed restriction on the race.Dutch Solar Team Twente’s car ‘Red E’, the smallest in the race, was in the lead for the first two days of the race. However, strong winds knocked the vehicle off the road, allowing fellow Dutch team Vattenfall to overtake and take the lead. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the ‘Red E’ driver was taken to hospital in the town of Coober Pedy, but was later discharged. After a second crash from another team, organisers implemented a maximum speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour, which was lifted later on in the day as conditions got better and winds decreased.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 17, 2019 13:12