loxton future strong

The District Council of Loxton Waikerie has committed to host a Round of the University of SA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series for an additional five years (with an option of a further five years) from 2021.

The announcement comes just days after this year’s 2020 event had to be cancelled due to COVID-19, and stands as a reassuring and positive sign for the future.

The Round 2 fixture, Loxton has become a key event in the Series calendar for the past six years since its inception in 2014, and the extension is a major vote of confidence for the event and its management.

“We are delighted the District Council of Loxton Waikerie  has resolved to extend its support to host Round 2 of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series, and particularly for the proposed duration for at least the next five years,” said Andrew McLachlan, Chairman.

Council confirmed its resolution following a presentation by AIPP Inc. Chairman Andrew McLachlan and Marketing and Communications Manager Marcus Lacey at Loxton Council Chambers.

UniSA AHPVSS Chairman and Board will work with Council and it’s Chief Executive Officer to confirm details and conclude the new agreement.

Consistent and sustained growth has been a feature of entries for Loxton.

Consistent and sustained growth in entry numbers has been a key highlight of the event, with the initial entry list having swelled from 65 to 120, current track capacity.

Discussions will also take place with Council regarding the lengthening of the circuit opening up the opportunity for the event to be able to accept an ever-increasing demand from competitors.

In 2017, District Council of Loxton Waikerie Lord Mayor Leon Stasinowsky welcomed the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology team from Indiana, USA.