A massive field of 165 teams tested their vehicles and fitness in the first round of the 2012 Australian HPV Super Series. Most teams hailed from across South Australia and along with a few keen teams making the long journey interstate. This race was held on the 27th of May with a 6 hour event held on the fast paced Adelaide street circuit. The weather was kind thankfully as any chances of rain soon disappeared as a gleaming sun shined over the track.
As the race drew closer and the teams assembled onto their grid positions, the event atmosphere became apparent as the front straight soon became a flood of colourful vehicles and enthusiastic team members.
As nervous riders set out upon their starting lap behind the pace car, the Australian flag soon gave way to the starting order and chaos soon prevailed into the first corner as riders jostled for position and smooth lines.
Tom Floyd of Bendigo was one competitor which travelled interstate to compete in his first race on the smooth Adelaide circuit; Tom rode for Dirty Mongrel Racing. Here’s what Tom had to say about his experience in starting the race.