After a pleasant overnight stop just south of Elliot with Team Bochum, we pulled out of our campsite just after 8am. This morning, the electrical team switched out 2 of our 26 modules from our battery pack in an effort to balance the pack out a bit more. By the end of today, the electrical team determined that we did maintain a more balanced pack due to the module change.
It turned out being a much shorter race day as the majority of the teams were stopped at the Control Point in Tennant Creek an extra 3 hours and 52 minutes from the time they arrived. This added time was due to 3 hours and 52 minutes of road closure yesterday from a few wildfires along the Stuart Highway south of Tennant Creek. Therefore, this was not a time penalty put forth by WSC race officials but by the Northern Territory Emergency Services.
We rolled into the Control Stop at 1pm and therefore stayed in town for the night. Many teams had to stay over as well so we are certainly not alone! With that added time and our 30 minutes of the Control Stop, we cannot leave Tennant Creek until 8:22am tomorrow morning.
Have a sunny day!