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Maryborough Technology Challenge

On the 9th, 10th and 11th of September 17 students competed in the Maryborough Technology Race  in Maryborough. With 2 teams of 8 students (1 Grade 12 in the Hornet and 1 Grade 11 team in the Mustang) they raced for a gruelling 24 hours around a 1.1km track in the heart of Maryborough. We raced against schools from around Queensland and Victoria. With  1500 competitors and 138 bikes it is a major event on the HPV calendar.
The Mustang lost a crank bolt which nearly put us out of the race. Thankfully our resource team who went to nearly every other competitors pit to try to find a replacement they managed to find a bolt and get the Mustang back on the track. Both bikes had several roll overs and chains come off. We also had a flat tyre on the Hornet on the first lap and it also finished the race on a flat tyre. During the night we had rain more roll overs and some great lap times.
Hornet – Year 12
Mustang – Year 11
Position overall
106th out of 138
102nd out of 138
Class Position
22nd out of 28
21st out of 28
Laps Completed
Total Time
24hours 4 Minutes 47 Seconds
24 Hours 1 Minute02 seconds
Best Lap
2minutes 47 seconds
2 minutes 52 seconds
Best Speed
30.125 km/h
29.155 km/h
Year 12 (Hornet)
Christian Taratoa, Tamara Robertson, Peter Melano, Tayler Burey, Ashley Barns, Olivia Brooks, Kyle McDonald and Brendan Itszen.
Year 11 (Mustang)
Luke Vetter, Michael Widgell, Harrison Alick, Jabyn McDonald, Zoe Aspinall, Jewel Nanyonga, Ian Mackie and Blair Sherwin
Pit Crew
Dakota Castles
A special thankyou goes to my support crew Mr Jensen (Bus Driver, Pit Crew), Ms Andreatta (massage specialist, Pit Crew) and Ange Vetter (Resource Manager, Motivationalist). Without these staff giving up their weekend I could not have made this event possible.
All students competed extremely well and once again showed great Charleville spirit. We will be looking at competing in 3 other events next year and would also appreciate any sponsorship or assistance.
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