The 2019 UniSA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series set to Roll

Mt Gambier Season Opener


Ewan Grant

28 March 2019

Ewan Grant

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The 2019 UniSA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series (AHPVSS) is set for
action!


This exciting and ever growing six round calendar of events gets the green light on the 30th
of March in Mt Gambier, SA and finishes with the biggest Human Powered Vehicle (HPV)
race in the world on the 22nd of September in Murray Bridge, SA. Along the way, teams
travel to South Australia’s Riverland town of Loxton, the capital of South Australia, Adelaide,
and traverse the wide brown Nullarbor Plain to reach the picturesque seaside city of
Busselton in Western Australia.


The Series, conducted by Australian International Pedal Prix Inc., is a world class program
of HPV racing events which provides action packed racing over durations of 6 to 24 hours.
It also provides the opportunity for educational and community learning experiences. These
include enterprise, engineering, technology, competition, teamwork, safety, health,
nutrition, fitness, sustainability and the environment.


“The 2019 Uni SA AHPVSS presents as the most established and well credentialed in the
history of the Series,” stated AIPP Inc Chairman Andrew McLachlan. “The Western
Australia Round in Busselton is now firmly developed, cross border entries continue to
grow, particularly from Victoria, and our set of vehicle specifications is now being adopted
nationally,” he added.


The organisation aims to evolve into an expanded Australian Championship and confirm a
major position of global standing in HPV racing beyond what it has already achieved.
Entries for the 2019 Series have soared once again as early submissions already total 290,
and

 

Mt Gambier Season Opener


The Uni SA Australian Human Powered Vehicle Super Series (AHPVSS) returns to
the sweeping McNamara Park motor cycle racing circuit for the 2019 season
opener on March 30. With a record 76 entries locked in, the weekend is sure to be
packed with action and excitement.


Competitors will travel from far and wide to take part. South Australia regional
entrants are well represented and include teams from Naracoorte, Kingston, Mt
Barker, Bordertown and Millicent. Of course, many Adelaide based outfits will be
flocking south including Pembroke, Coromandel Valley, Modbury and Playford
International. The town of Horsham in Victoria also has a big contingent making
the journey, with five teams in total taking part, along with numerous other
Victorian entrants. Multiple local entries from Mt Gambier will also be looking to put
on a strong showing in their home race.


Located 20 minutes outside Mt Gambier, the McNamara Park motor cycle racing
circuit has much to offer. The twisting 2.4 km circuit provides something for
everyone with fast straights, sweeping bends and technical downhill and uphill
sections, and is an ideal venue for the event.


In preparation for the Saturday March 30 race at the track, vehicle scrutineering
will take place at Mount Gambier Railway Lands Reserve in the CBD of Mount
Gambier on Friday March 29. This will be the first opportunity to see the new
season machines race ready.


Round 1 of the 2019 Uni SA AHPVSS in Mt Gambier is presented thanks to the
generous support of the City of Mount Gambier, District Council of Grant and
the Mount Gambier Motor Cycle Club.


Event Details


• Scrutineering
o Friday March 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Mount Gambier CBD


• Race Day
o Saturday March 30 – McNamara Park motor bike race circuit
o Start/Finish Times – 9:00am to 5:00pm (8 hours)


• Circuit
o Name & Location – McNamara Park, McNamara Park Rd, Compton SA 5291
o Length - 2.4km
o Track Data – 12 corners, clockwise running


• Admission
o $5 per car payable at the gate

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