Experienced Pedal Prix designer and racer, Richard Bekker has joined the Board of Australian International Pedal Prix Inc, organisers of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series.
Bekker brings a wealth of knowlegde and experience to the organsiation, with over 10 years of active particiaption. He is currently Team Owner and Manager of Wild Boar Racing which competes in the Masters category.
“I’m looking forward to giving back to a sport that has given us so much. As a current competitor, I’m keen to bring a rider’s focus to the board & to be a voice for all riders, particularly from our community teams,” he said.
“Richard’s thoughtful approach and detailed knowledge will be of significant benefit. His passion for the sport and enthusisam to see it prosper will make him a valuable contributor as we move forward,” said CEO Marcus Lacey.
Bekker is the developer of the innovative side by side tandem HPV raced at Victoria Park in 2021. The wide body vehicle provides the opportuniity for a second person to sit alongside the driver and experience the trhrill of “seat of your pants” racing. The team used the opportunity to provide track time for children with disabilities.