Last Thursday the registration phase was finally over. Among the teams there are exponents from seven nations.
The Carrera Solar Atacama has all their participants ready. There are 26 teams that have confirmed their participation and will be testing their cars in the Qualifying to develop on Alto Hospicio between the 10th and 12th of November. After this stage, the remaining teams will be ready for the big race, which will start on the 13th of November and will finish on the 17th of the same month.
The novelty of this year is that for the first time there will be exponent from three of the five continents of the world. For Europe, the Helios team will represent France. For Asia the Japanese team Tokai will do the work. Meanwhile in America there will be representatives of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Also, at the local level, the most important universities in Chile have teams participating at the race. Among this list, there are institutions that already competed on the race like the Universidad de Chile, the Universidad Catolica and the Universidad de la Serena and also there are new exponents like Universidad Diego Portales, Duoc UC, Transportes Geminis, among many others.
An even more interesting point is that on this year race, four technical middle schools will participate in the 1400 km. of the competition.
Three of these are from the metro
politan area of Santiago of Chile and one from Antofagasta. These are respectively the Liceo Politécnico de Melipilla, the Colegio Marista Marcelino Champagnat de la Pintana, the Instituto Tecnológico San Mateo de Pudahuel and the Colegio Don Bosco of Antofagasta.
Leandro Valencia, Carrera Solar Atacama chief director seemed pleased with the announcement. “We are glad by the number of participant ofthis year race, but the thing we are more exited about is the quality of the teams, we have the best institutions of Chile and also from the world. Now we can only make the best effort to assure an outstanding race with the help of Collahuasi, Sodexo, SQM and Barrick-Zaldivar”.
The presentation of the race is schedule to be held on the 5th of November in La Plaza Publica, opposite to the palace of La Moneda. In this event the community will be able to meet the participants of the three categories that thee competition offers: the Hybris, Evolution and Aventure.
If you like to get more information about the Carrera Solar Atacama check out the attached link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z97R3SntOP8
And if you want to see the full list, click on the link: http://www.carrerasolar.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Nomina-Oficial-CSA-2014.pdf
Carrera Solar Atacama thanks its sponsors: Collahuasi, Sodexo, SQM, Barrick Zaldivar, and associates: Rescue Family, Pro Cobre and Heavenward for making all these possible.