According to the information from the WSC site, Team Sinag started the race at 35th (Challenger and Adventure Class combined)position on Oct.21, 2007 at 8:34 AM.
Sinag has passed the Katherine Control Stop (1st control stop)at 4:12 PM is at 21st position based on the control stop reports in Katherine and Dunmarra.
From WSC, "For many the 316 km between Darwin and the Katharine Control Stop are the hardest in the whole event. The leaders are usually through Katherine by lunchtime on day 1, while others don't make it!"
As of latest report from WSC blogs, at least 3 teams have already encountered major or minor accidents (one of which is among the lead teams).
For more information on media releases by WSC, go to http://wsc.org.au/Media.Centre/Releases/index.html
For the route maps and control stop go to http://wsc.org.au/Be.Part.of.It/Maps.Routes/map.html
Godspeed Team Sinag.
Dennis Beng Hui - DLSU