Maryborough has turned up the heat with 30 degrees and sunny skies for the start of the 2016 RACV Energy Breakthrough.

Assessments, Assessments, Assessments

Today Pushcart, TRYathlon and Primary Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) teams completed their assessments in Display & Presentation and Design & Construction. Each of these elements are worth 25% of a team’s total score. These are crucial parts of their program where students can demonstrate their experience, knowledge and skills to volunteer judges from La Trobe University and ACU Ballarat.
Learn more about the Assessment process here

“It was a hot day, but the kids were all excited and well prepared for their challenges,” observed Convenor John Stafford.

HPV Primary Practice

Thursday wrapped up with a two-hour practice session for HPV Primary on the Holden Track to determine grid positions for the trial, which begins tomorrow.

Vortex, from Derinya Primary School, topped the timesheets with a lap time of 1 minute and 37 seconds for the 1.11km circuit.

Bendigo Advertiser were trackside for the session and posted this great clip on their Facebook page:

Daily Photos

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Looking ahead to Friday

Friday is the busiest day of the ‘Breakthrough event, with …

  • Pushcarts taking on Endurance, Obstacle Rally & Display and Presentation assessments;
  • TRYathlon teams completing Obstacle Rally, Time Trial and a Night Practice session; and
  • HPV Secondary teams and Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) teams are completing Display & Presentation, Design & Construction and Scrutineering before getting their first taste of the new extended RACV track during night practice.

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