In early September, the Agoria Solar Team, a collegiate solar racing team from the University of Leuven in Belgium, began preparation for the 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge from October 13 to 20. Axalta is working with the team and providing its industry leading Cromax refinish coatings for a final touch up for the University of Leuven’s competing car, named BluePoint. The team is working hard toward ensuring the car is looking its best and is ready to tackle the challenge beginning in mid-October.
The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge attracts entries from all around the world. This year will mark the eighth consecutive year that the University of Leuven has had a team participate in the event and Axalta has worked with the students since 2015. Solar challenges are about being as fast and as efficient as possible. The students will work with Axalta’s Cromax coatings, which deliver increased productivity from the front of the body shop to the back through coatings systems engineered for easy, quick, and accurate application.
The car was painted at the Cromax Training Centre (CTC) in Mechelen, Belgium, featuring solid white and two shades of blue that were specially developed by Cromax to match the corporate colors of the main sponsor, Agoria. These include Bluepoint Solar White, Bluepoint Solar Black, Bluepoint Light Blue and Bluepoint Dark Blue.
In the next few weeks, the racing team will be preparing their car for the road race which covers 3021 kilometers through the harsh terrain of the Australian Outback, from Darwin to Adelaide.
For more information on the relationship between Cromax and the Agoria Solar Team, visit www.cromax.com/eu/solarteambelgium. Keep up to date with the Agoria Solar Team’s journey via www.facebook.com/solarteam.be or visit www.solarteam.be.