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Bridgestone Supporting Teams

Belgium / Punch Powertrain Solar Team

University of Leuven

Inspiring Innovation

Belgium / Punch Powertrain Solar Team

University of Leuven

Class Challenger Class
Team Name Punch Powertrain Solar Team
University Name University of Leuven
Car Name Punch 2
Team
Establishment
2005
BWSC Entry The 7th time
Past results for solar car events Bridgestone World Solar Challenge
・2015 (5th, Challenger Class)
Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge
・2015 (3rd)
European Solar Challenge
・2016 (2nd)

Team SNS / Website

Characteristics of team

21 students from the University of Leuven form the basis of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team. We started in July 2016 and have set out to build a top notch solar car in only 15 months to race the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
As a non-profit, we aim to fullfil our 4 main goals: promotion of renewables, generating interest among young people for science and technology, the promotion of advanced technologies, and encouraging entrepreneurship.

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

As the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge has challenged team from all over the world to "take on the Dutch", the Punch Powertrain Solar Team is aiming for gold in the Challenger class. Furthermore, our team is going through a lifetime experience. Never before have we been working together as a team with such passion and motivation towards one common goal. Extending this bond through our Australian adventure will mark our lives forever.
We are also really looking forward to meeting people from all over the world, united by the energy of the sun.

Message from Bridgestone
to Punch Powertrain Solar Team

Bridgestone Europe
Consumer Manager BNL
Robert Veraart

Bridgestone supports the Leuven Team and the Eindhoven Team by supplying them with the best Bridgestone tyres designed for their unique solar cars. Bridgestone aims to accompany these teams safely within this challenging competition, and hopefully drive them to the victory!

Bridgestone is very pleased to welcome the Leuven Team and the Eindhoven Team to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017. This challenge, based on innovation and technology participates to the development of new ways of mobility for people, which reminds the Bridgestone’s mission “serving society with superior quality”. We are proud to support these Belgium and Netherland teams and we wish them the best for this unique competition!

Bridgestone Europe
Consumer Manager BNL
Robert Veraart