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2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix will race at Circuit of the Americas

Mon, 11 Feb 2013

With sunnier months just around the corner, Circuit of the Americas has revealed that it will provide the venue for the June 24-29 Formula Sun Grand Prix.

The Formula Sun grand prix is a qualifying race for teams interested in racing their solar-powered cars in the American Solar Challenge. The Challenge allows competitors from around the world to operate a solar-powered-car race team. The event at the Circuit of the Americas represents the first time Challenge vehicles have been run on an F1 track.

After the three-day endurance race on the track, remaining teams will advance to the second event in the America Solar Challenge: A cross-country event.

The Cockrell School of Engineering's solar vehicles team, hailing from the University of Texas, will host the event.

By Brad Wiley