European Solar Challenge

The iLumen European Solar Challenge is being held every two years, on Circuit Zolder in Belgium. The Challenge is a 24-hour endurance race in which teams can participate with a maximum of two solar cars. As the organisation says: "At the race track, the solar cars can show their full potential with low power consumption and fantastic aerodynamics over a full day."

Green Lightning during the European SOlar Challenge

The Circuit

Circuit Zolder is a former Formula 1 circuit and is located in Heusden-Zolder in Belgium. It was built in 1963. The track is four kilometers long, has ten corners of which three chicanes, and two long straights. With the Sacramentsheuvel laying in between chicane 5 and 6, this track is full of challenges. Not only does the circuit host (solar) car races, they also host bicycle, motorcycle and running races on the track. 

Map of Circuit Zolder

TDSR during iESC 2020!

During the 2020 edition of the European Solar Challenge, we participated for the first time! In cooperation with Team 2019, we managed to win third place! 

Want to know more about how we experienced our first race with Team 2021? You can read all about it in our blog, or watch our aftermovie!

Green Lightning on track