It was an electrifying finish between our two 24-hour trial winners, St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar’s Jupiter and Caulfield Grammar School’s The Big Cheese in the final minutes of the 2019 Energy Breakthrough. With just seconds between the two HPV’s for much the event, it was always going to be a close finish from the start.

By the time the checkered flag came down, 54 seconds was all that separated the record-breaking teams. A two-minute lap penalty applied to The Big Cheese during the night did little to hinder the team that appeared to need no rest.

In the EEV category, Girton Grammar’s XCEPTION completed an astronomical 692 laps, or 1,093 kilometres, a distance greater than Melbourne to Sydney. A number of new teams brought fresh faces to the 29th Energy Breakthrough, and we hope to see Holy Cross College, Mornington Peninsula Community Racing, Lalor Secondary College, KidzFlip and Peninsula Human power back in 2020.

Caulfield Grammar School and St Margarets and Berwick Grammer School shake hands at the end of the event.

Congratulations to all teams that participated over a weekend that initially saw a wild attempt by mother nature to thwart the events success, we are incredibly impressed with the resilience, determination and passion of all teams that allowed the event to end with such success.


The Energy Breakthrough team congratulates all teams that participated in the 2019 event, and we hope to see you back and better than ever in 2020. Drive safe, enjoy a well-deserved rest and keep up with all things Energy Breakthrough over the next 12 months at