Sprint Demonstration to Showcase Man and Machine

Matrix, recipe from the G-Trikes/Road Rage stable, a serious contender in Sunday’s exciting Sprint Demonstration event.

Round 4 of the 2017 Uni SA Australian HPV Super Series will be headlined by an exciting Sprint Demonstration “trial” event this weekend at Victoria Park.

The unique format will showcase the level of development Human Powered Vehicles have now reached with an innovative high speed, close racing event.

“This demonstration is to trial an alternative form of HPV racing which seeks to create a short duration, high intensity and high excitement format for both riders and spectators” stated Chairman of the Series, Andrew McLachlan.

The field for the event is by invitation only and will feature the fastest riders and machines in Australia. “Seven teams have been invited to enter and between them have submitted thirteen of the fastest human powered vehicles in the country” confirmed Event Director Ben O’Connell. Included in the line-up will be the factory teams of Tri-Sled, Trump Trikes and G-Trikes. Competitors from Victoria, Western Australia, and South Australia will take up the challenge.

The format for the sprint demonstrations will consist of a 5min warm up, two controlled speed laps, and culminating with three sprint laps.

The event will start at 9:00am Sunday 30th July preceding the school based 6-hour race.

Awards will be offered for the first vehicle to cross the finish line at the completion of the 3 lap sprint and for the fastest lap achieved during the sprint demonstration.

“We see this special event as introducing another element to the sport, one which will highlight the modern capabilities of both man and machine in a gripping format. It will provide valuable insight into how such an event is received and help shape future concepts and ways Human Powered Vehicle racing can evolve. Australia is at the forefront of the sport globally, and Adelaide is the HPV capital of the nation so it is only fitting we continue to innovate and challenge ourselves and our teams” affirmed McLachlan.

The weekend’s racing at Victoria Park will see all Open Category teams compete in a 6 hour race on the Saturday, with 170 school based teams in Categories 1-3 getting the green light at 10:00am on Sunday for another 6 hour race, after the Sprint Demonstration. Over the course of the two day event, more than 1800 competitors will take part in the racing.

The weekend will be the last South Australian based Round of the Uni SA Australian HPV Super Series before the climactic 24 Hour Australian International Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge on 23 – 24 September, with the Busselton WA AHPVSS sanctioned event sandwiched between on August 19-20.