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No.25

Bridgestone Supporting Teams

Japan / NITech Solar Racing

Nagoya Institute of Technology

Taking on the world with a handmade solar car from a small garage!

Japan / NITech Solar Racing

Nagoya Institute of Technology

Class Challenger class
Team Name NITech Solar Racing
University Name Nagoya Institute of Technology
Car Name Horizon17
Team
Establishment
1992
BWSC Entry The 2nd time
Past results for solar car events FIA Electric & New Energy Championship
Suzuka Solar Car Race FIA Olympia Class
・2016 (2nd)
・2015 (3rd)
・2014 (2nd)

Team SNS / Website

Characteristics of team

NITech Solar Racing is a team managed by a group of around 10 students with 25 years of history.
Building upon past experiences, we made our first appearance at the BWSC in 2015 and were able to complete the race. The Nagoya Institute of Technology is a national university located in Aichi Prefecture, which is the center of the automotive industry in Japan, as well as the world.
A significant number of our graduates are active in the automotive industry working to support Japan’s economy.
Students of NITech Solar Racing dedicate themselves to winning in races and also to manufacturing. In addition, we learn team management, manufacturing design, manufacturing processes, and manufacturing techniques that allow us to share our vision for future mobility with others.
Although the scale of our team’s facilities and funding is small, we focus on handcrafting and using our ingenuity to create solar cars with high performance per cost.

Team's "ambitions"
for this year's BWSC

Horizon 17 is the first solar car our team created just for the BWSC, and we hope to make it run with greater energy efficiency than any other solar car. We hope you will enjoy watching us as we take on regular participants of the BWSC with our handmade solar car.
We will focus on racing, but we also look forward to interacting with “solar-mates” from around the world.

Message from Bridgestone
to Japan Teams

Bridgestone Corporation
Motorsport Dept.
Rui Yamamoto

We raise awareness and promote the significance of the BWSC to public by putting solar cars on display at events and exhibitions. As we did for the previous event, we opened our test course in Tochigi Prefecture for teams to perform test runs with their new machines before the actual event begins.

The BWSC is an excellent opportunity to communicate with students from different countries. There may be a language barrier, but be sure to stay proactive in speaking with your fellow solar car enthusiasts and other future engineers just like yourselves. Motivate each other and share your excitement. Don’t forget that you will all become rivals once the race begins, so do your best to rank as high as possible!

Bridgestone Corporation
Motorsport Dept.
Rui Yamamoto