WSC 2013: Wrapup and Awards!

Wow, what a ride! It’s been incredible following the race from home, and I honestly can say that I’m so proud of what our entire team has accomplished. Over the course of the last few weeks, the team experienced the highs and lows that the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has become famous (even infamous!) for. But it’s made us a stronger team, and we’ve come out of this with a lot of lessons learned, but also a lot of pride, and encouragement, and support from all over the world. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for rooting for us, wherever you are right now.

It’s a long post with a lot of media. Hang in there. It’s worth it!

Let’s hear from the race team themselves. Here are each member’s highlights during their time Down Under: (click each image below to start playing them, and in the top left corner click Screenshot 2013-10-13 15.10.11 so it looks like Screenshot 2013-10-13 15.10.23 to hear their beautiful voices)

Our team got some love from fellow Canadian solar car racers Blue Sky Solar from the University of Toronto:

Packing is always (never) fun:

And the feather in our cap: Winning the 2013 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge Event Safety Award!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible, and thanks to those who have followed our journey, whether from the very beginning or just a few weeks ago. Your inspiration and support is what keeps us going.

So what’s next for our team? Well, some in Australia are heading home soon, others will travel the world, and those already home are working hard to shape the next generation of solar car makers with our incoming team members! The big race may be over, but the team’s work never ends. We’ll be in touch very soon! And as always, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the very latest news.

Riccardo Palladini

Public Relations Manager

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