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TUT takes Trophy at Red Star Raceway


THE RED STAR Red Star raceway was the scene of celebration today as the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Solar Team emerged victorious and was crowned champions of the 2022 Ilanga Cup Solar Challenge.

The team racked-up 390k during the eight-hour endurance challenge on using Bridgestone solar tyres.

They managed 93 laps at an average 48km/hour but with a maximum speed of 101km per hour. This included a mandatory stop of five minutes every time they swopped drivers.


TUT Solar Team managers said: “The Ilanga Cup was a great event to test Sunchaser 4 to and connect with other solar-car teams ahead of the 2022 Challenge – the next event – and encourage young and old to become part of the e-mobility community.”

The event was sponsored by Bridgestone Southern Africa.

The focus, The Corner was told, was on developing solar-car teams and growing existing teams in Southern Africa region. The Ilanga Cup Solar Challge was also meant to spread the awareness of renewable energy even further as it continues to drive the innovation of alternative and sustainable energy.

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