HORSHAM’S Holy Trinity Lutheran School students have finished up a successful human powered vehicle competition and now have their sights set on their next challenge.
Students travelled to Murray Bridge during the school holidays to compete in the season final of the Australian HPV Super Series.
Teacher Matt McLoughlin said two teams of secondary school students competed at the event. “Both teams raced exceptionally well, considering it was the busiest event many of the students have ever competed at,” Mr McLoughlin said.
“The Tempest team experienced mechanical problems early in the race, which cost them a number of laps.
“Our Thunder team raced exceptionally well, safely negotiating the difficult traffic to be serious contenders for the event.” Thunder finished second in their category and Tempest finished 12th.
”These results mean that the Thunder team won second place in the overall series championship for 2017, while the Tempest team earned a respectable fourth place,” Mr McLoughlin said.
“I was blown away at the maturity and commitment of all students involved with the event – they represented their school with pride and competed to the best of their ability.
“It was amazing to hear the frequent mentions of Holy Trinity Lutheran School over the loud speaker during the race.”
Mr McLoughlin said the students would now turn their attention to the year’s biggest race – the RACV Energy Breakthrough at Maryborough in November.