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CalSol arrived in Adelaide on Saturday October 22 in the middle of the afternoon after completing 1809 km on solar power. WSC officials released provisional results for the 37 teams that participated in the week long challenge. We are very pleased to be ranked 20th among so many great solar car teams from around the world.

How to interpret the results:

CalSol had to trailer Impulse on the second day in order to make it to checkpoints on time. If we had avoided our original charging problems on the first day we might have completed the entire rayce on solar power. The lost energy and missed checkpoints left us a in a hole that prevented us from finishing the entire course without trailering. Considering the fire delay on the third day, haze on the fourth day, and almost no sunlight on the sixth day, Impulse did a great job pushing forward to cover every possible kilometer the sun would allow. Not bad for our first journey into the Outback!

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