British solar-car crashes before the race

Cambridge University Eco-Racing Team

A British solar-car racing, has pulled a team from a competition after the car that took two years to build crashed into a barrier during the test.

The Cambridge University Eco-Racing team’s solar-powered Mirage car rolled after suffering “a sudden loss of dynamic stability,” in Australia in the World Solar Challenge.

The damage was “irreparable”.

The safety specialist is protected, the driver, who has left hospital after “minor abrasions and fractures”.

To read a statement: “Unfortunately, the nature of the incident is provided the proof that the car was stable, under certain conditions.

To understand “our ongoing analysis of vehicle-targets the cause of the instability.””A rare opportunity”

Cambridge University Eco-Racing Team

Many of the Teams remain to study in Australia and help other teams.

“As part of a large solar community in Australia is a rare opportunity and the support and encouragement received by the team is phenomenal,” read a team statement.

The accident occurred in Alice Springs, as the team was in their final preparations for the 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race from Darwin to Adelaide, begins on Sunday.

A University of Cambridge, team-building solar vehicles since 2007, when they created the UK’s first road-legal solar car, affinity.

Their most recent development, the Mirage, is to be used, a 5m (16ft) long carbon-fiber vehicle, which solar cells as the power source.

Although the value of the car is unknown, similar to cars to the value of around £500,000.

The race takes in what’s called the team “some of the most remote pass through, most inhospitable and striking terrain in the whole of Australia,” and, as such, the car is required, rigorous testing.

The test had been done many times before, but “this is a test opportunity, to have occurred a sudden loss of dynamic stability, and then the car rolled and was on a permanent ban, irreparable damage”.