About 40 teams from around the world, including from the COVID-19 hotspots of the US and Europe, are still planning to be on the start line of the World Solar Challenge in October.
- Organisers expect to make a decision imminently on the running of this year’s race
- A lack of sponsorship, COVID-19, quarantine, and flight costs have forced some teams to forgo entry
- Some teams are discussing local challenges if they cannot make it to the Australian event
Organisers of the Darwin-to-Adelaide race have set dates and devised several contingency plans, which may include not crossing the SA-NT border, running a national race for only the six Australian teams, quarantining overseas teams, or holding a virtual-only version of the event.