Human Powered Vehicle season wraps up

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Human Powered Vehicle season wraps up

The Australian Human Power Vehicle Super Series came to an end recently with its feature event – the 24-hour race at Murray Bridge.

It was the biggest human powered vehicle event in the world turning into its 36th year.

The series started at Mount Gambier at the beginning of the year at McNamara Park, which was well represented by local teams.

The series consists of six races, including two in Adelaide and two at The Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend.

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Murray Bridge 24-hour event returned, with a slightly different format allowing only high schools to compete.

There was a total of 136 trikes at the event but only two schools from the Lower South East competed this year – St Martins Lutheran College and Millicent High School.

Both schools performed admirably with St Martins competing in both middle and senior school categories with trikes “Carbonated” and “Anything But Orange”, while Millicent High School entered two trikes “MOSS ROCCA” and “RIPT Reloaded” in the community category.

The St Martins middle school team claimed out a top 10 finish with their trike in category, whilst their senior team achieved the third highest time in the time trial for its category, securing 19th spot on the starting grid.

They also achieved the fourth best lap time in category for the race with a time of 2:02.019.

Millicent High School’s trikes both did well, claiming 21st and 26th position for the community category respectfully.

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