Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix returns on 10 September 2022
The Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix will return on 10 September 2022 and registrations are open NOW!
The Energy Breakthrough team have been speaking with participating schools from across Victoria and one thing is clear: most current school students haven’t participated in the event before. Talk about a ‘green’ grand prix – although we are not only talking about the environmental kind, but the one that reflects lack of experience.
Enter a test and training event in central Victoria in the form of the Bendigo EEV & HPV Grand Prix. We thank the organising team of the Bendigo EEV and HPV Grand Prix for hosting this event at the Bendigo Livestock Exchange and we encourage all EEV and HPV teams to consider participating in the day to help train up new students and give their programs a new burst of momentum.
In short: Have a go in Bendigo!
Where: Bendigo Livestock Exchange, Wallenjoe Rd, Huntly, Vic, 3551 (Google Maps) When: Saturday 10th September 2022 Duration: 6 hours (10am – 4pm) Scrutineering: to take place prior. Cost: $250 per team Inclusions: Electronic timing, first aid / medical support, safe track set-up, venue hire and related event costs.
Event Director, Lynden Francis-Wright, shared her thoughts on this event:
“With the lack of racing opportunities over the past two years, the focus of the Grand Prix in 2022 will be to provide school teams with much needed track experience, training, team bonding and data collection opportunities as they prepare for the Energy Breakthrough event in November.”
“The event this year has been significantly scaled down to best focus on the most immediate needs of teams, many of which are in a rebuild phase and training new riders and support crew,” Lynden said.
With the involvement of Electric and Energy Efficient Vehicles, the organisers are also looking to provide another opportunity for EEVs to participate and to reinforce the values of fuel consumption with the aim for these teams is to travel the furthest distance they can on the fuel allocated.
Nigel Preston is a self-confessed 'HPV Tragic'. After 'catching the bug' from his older brother, he helped launch the Energy Breakthrough program at Eaglehawk SC with his dad and some mates way back in 1998. Having participated in the EB for four years he finished his VCE in 2001 and volunteering to help with the event management straight away. He's been helping out ever since. Nigel has also been a part of teams that have taken line honours at the EB in 2000 & 2001 (Bendigo Senior SC); the Australian International Pedal Prix 2003, 2004 & 2009 (Bendigo Youth Racing); and the Wonthaggi Human Powered Grand Prix in 2019.