Round 4 of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series will be supported by the electrifying 2018 Brand Action Super Sprint on the Sunday 29 July at Victoria Park.
The Super Sprint is an evolving trial of alternative types of HPV racing and builds upon the successful 2017 edition.
The Australian International Pedal Prix and Brand Action hope that the Super Sprint will encapsulate the intensity and excitement of an endurance race into a short duration package, showcasing our sport.
This year two races will be held allowing the fastest female and male riders to show their speed and skill. The Super Sprint field is by invitation with teams nominating their most elite riders to take part in the 3 lap ALL or NOTHING format.
The unique format will highlight the advanced development Human Powered Vehicles have now reached with an innovative high speed, high action and close racing event.
“Short, fast, sprint racing is a future direction of our sport. It changes perceptions in a exciting format for riders and spectators” stated the Director of Trisled, Ben Goodall.
Riders from leading South Australian and Victorian HPV teams including Wattle Racing, Team Relentless (Trump Trikes), Peninsula Human Power, G-trikes/Road Rage, Fast Cats racing and more will fill the 16 spots in the Male Super Sprint and 12 in the Female Super Sprint. Reece Harris of Wattle Racing is back to defend his 2017 victory and better his 1.24.86 sec lap.
Each race of the Super Sprint will consist of 1 progressive speed lap and culminates with a two lap super sprint.
The event will start at 9:00am Sunday 29th July preceding the Schools 6-hour race.
Awards will be offered for the first vehicle to cross the finish line at the completion of the Super Sprint and for the fastest lap achieved during each race.
“Adelaide is the HPV capital of the nation so it is only fitting we continue to innovate and challenge ourselves, our teams and the riders” affirmed Andrew McLachlan, Chairman of the AIPP.
The weekend’s racing at Victoria Park will see nearly 60 Open Category teams compete in a 6 hour race on the Saturday, with 170 School teams getting the green light at 10:00am on Sunday for 6 hous of racing. Over the course of the two day event, more than 1800 competitors will take part in the action.