Alan shows his Suzuki
Mark and Alan discuss the build of Mark's car
AUSSIE OUTBACK SOLAR CHALLENGE
Simpson Desert Solar Challenge Documentary Promo
THE SIMPSON DESERT
Explorer Charles Sturt once said "The ridges extended northwards in parallel lines beyond the lines of vision and appeared as if interminable"
Covering over 175,000 square km's (1,012,000 hectares) in the arid outback, The Simpson Desert is the world's largest sand dune desert. Situated mainly in the Northern Territory, with parts in South Australia and Queensland, The Simpson Desert also has the longest network of sand dunes in the world.
An impressive 73% of the area consists of sand dunes. These sand dunes are spaced approximately 500m apart and vary in height from 10 to 40 metres typically getting bigger as you travel East. A crossing will encounter 1162 dunes, including Nappenerica (Big Red), the last and the biggest at 40 metres high. Temperatures during the day range from 50 degrees C (65 degrees C on the ground) during the daytime to 5 degrees C at night.
SIMPSON DESERT CROSSING DATES
6th = 13th September 2017
WHITE TEAM ARE FIRST ACROSS THE SIMPSON DESERT IN 4 DAYS 21 HOURS 23 MINUTES!
TEAM OPTIMA (YELLOW) COMPLETED THE COURSE IN 7 DAYS 5 HOURS
Alan's Suzuki Murrayville Testing Day 1
Alan's Suzuki Murrayville Testing Day 2