Wow – some unexpected names on the front row for the 2018 Energy Breakthrough.

In the EEVs, returnees Rode RAGE’s eMatrix were the quickest of all runners (or is that riders?) in 1 minute 40.03. Defending champs Girton were the next fastest in their All-Electric powered XCeption with a 1:47.03.

In the HPVs, ‘Southern Spirit’ from Ballarat High School were flying around the 1.58 km course to be the quickest of the pedal-powered teams. In my memory (which goes back to about 1995), that’s the first time Kym Raneberg’s ‘Rat Pack’ have been on ‘HPV Pole’. Right behind them on 1:44 was another HPV C team, this time from Good Shepherd College in Hamilton.

This order will now form the starting grid for the 24 Hour Trial which kicks off at 1 PM on Saturday!