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HUMAN POWERED VEHICLES (HPV) YEAR 9 STUDENTS

Several weeks ago the Gleneagles HPV team competed at the Bendigo Grand Prix. It was a soggy winter day and with a wet track there was definitely the chance there was going to be a few accidents. The race began and as expected there was quite a few crashes, particularly around the newly named ‘Carnage Corner’. Within the first hour there were multiple crashes which led to the first ‘red flag’ the team has seen, which stops the race.

Our boys managed to stay out of any accidents and once we got moving again they kept recording lap after lap while other teams crashed out and had to return to their pits. After a solid nine hours of racing our boys had clocked up over 180kms of distance and claimed 9th and a top 10 spot in our division!  Well done to everyone who raced and thank you to the parents that came in support and helped out throughout the day hopefully we will be seeing you at the next event at Casey Fields on  Saturday, 8th  October 2016 for a six hour endurance.  A special thank you to our local sponsors Kiama Pools, Craig Civil Design, Bartley Electrics and CRMA.

Mr Bowen, HPV Co-ordinator, Year 8 Team Leader/PE/Science

 

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