51 teams from across the state of South Australia and Victoria ventured to the city of Mt Gambier in the state’s southeast for the inaugural event; the 2016 season opener of the Australian International Pedal Prix series. Teams completed laps around the 2.4 kilometre track at McNamara Park motorcycle circuit in a test of endurance over 8 hours of sweeping bends, uphill and downhill sections and fast straights.
Onto the race results….
Category 1: Primary (Year 6-7 students)
Interstate visitors from Victoria The Ant Hill Mob (EDEC HPV Team) managed to pull an impressive race win and with only 4 riders finished strongly on 119 laps. 17 laps behind them were second place getters Black Rhino from Roof Rack City Racing on 102 laps. Third place went to Trinity Thunder from Holy Trinity Lutheran School finishing on 84 laps.
Category 2: Junior Secondary
With one of the most exciting battles of the day between Gremlins from EDEC HPV Team and Larry from Kingston Community School it came down to the final moments of the race to determine the winner with both teams finishing on the same lap. However, Kingston Community School riders managed to pull ahead by finishing just ahead by 2:26 and on 120 laps. Third place getters were Nemo from Kingston Community School finishing on 102 laps.
Category 3: Senior Secondary
Pembroke School proved strong in their class once again with Eric taking out the win on 144 laps ahead of second place getters Good Shepherd College’s Time Warp 1 on 127 laps. Third place getters went to Devil Wears Cleats from Pembroke School finishing on 124 laps.
Category 4: Open
With only 9 laps separating the top three teams it was a face paced 8 hours of racing for these teams. Platt Racing from Trump Trikes took the win with a top speed of 53 kilometres per hour and finishing strongly on 162 laps. Only lap one behind them were Wattle Racing’s Toothless on 161 laps. On 153 laps it was Adimov from Gtrikes who took out third place, only one lap ahead of fourth place getters Margarita from Trisled.
Masters: (Riders over 30 years of age)
With only two entrants it was a close battle between Father & Son who with only two riders completed an impressive 136 laps putting them 9th on the overall leaderboard. EDEC HPV Team’s Pacemakers took out second place and finished only one lap behind them on 135 laps.
Race Photos can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1708480426108106.1073741838.1622264858062997&type=3
More information on the Australian International Pedal Prix Series: http://www.pedalprix.com.au
For full race results visit: http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1246175