A team from Indonesia won the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship in London on Sunday, seeing off stiff competition from the best UrbanConcept cars selected from around the world.
It was a hard-fought final race around a course that challenged many teams over the four-day event. But team Bumi Siliwangi’s battery-electric car from Bandung took the chequered flag. Sunday’s sensational victory wins the Indonesians a well-deserved week in Italy with the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team.
“We’re happy and proud to have taken part in and won this prestigious championship,” Amin Sobirim, a member of the victorious team, said.
French team ISEN Toulon/SCS took second place in the race, adding to their victory in the battery-electric UrbanConcept category on Saturday. Alden-Conger High School from the USA came third with their diesel-sipping car.