Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 - RACV Travel
The team’s vehicle Magical Indigo Love Fox won the overall event however Bendigo Senior Secondary College’s team Squirrel set a cracking pace on the track during the 24-hour endurance trial.

Team Squirrel was first over the line, completing 696 laps and having led for most of the race after setting a blistering pace in the time trials.

The All Female class was won by St Margaret’s School/Berwick Grammar and Maryborough Education Centre and Cobden Technical School cleaned up in the Hybrids class.


Brilliant sunshine drew a record crowd to the four-day event in Maryborough to see the 337 teams taking part compete across a number of categories including student’s presentation to judges, scrutineering of vehicles by RACV engineers and track races with the highlight a 24-hour endurance trial.

The event, Australia’s “Green Grand Prix”, is celebrating its 20th year as the premier science, technology and environment event. It was created in 1991 to spark student interest in sustainable transport, science and technology by offering a hands-on experience.

Competitors included students from Norway and Italy and a contingent from Canada who undertook marshalling duties.

Event Schools Co-ordinator John Stafford said the event just kept getting better and better every year.

“Energy Breakthrough began 20 years ago with just 26 teams and now we have more than 330 teams passionate about taking part and raring to go every year,” said Mr Stafford.

“This year has been a memorable one for all participants with the perfect weather conditions delivering ideal conditions after last year’s event was cancelled due to storms.

“This event is all about teamwork through all aspects of the race and we continue to see teams exceed our expectations with the work they put in and what they are able to achieve.”

RACV Event Co-ordinator Ernest Litera said the conditions had resulted in teams setting a scorching pace on the track.

“We’ve seen some great action on the track from the teams and once again they have raised the bar in terms of quality of design and construction,” said Mr Litera.

“This anniversary year of the event has really been one of the best we’ve had. The enthusiasm and team work from the schools involved and the support of the spectators urging them on from the sidelines was fantastic”

Each team has eight riders and their vehicles can cover up to 800km along the 1.3 kilometre race circuit during the 24 hours.

2010 RACV Energy Breakthrough Results

Hybrids
Section One B/C: Maryborough Education Centre (Black Magic II)

Section One Open:; Maryborough Education Centre (Run A Muk)

Section Two:Cobden Technical School (Exhausted)

Human Powered Vehicles
Class A, One: Hazelwood North Primary School (Coal Power)

Class A, Two: Lloyd Street School (Lloyd Street 1)

Class B1:; Maryborough Education Centre (Vortex)

Class B2:;Crusoe College (UNO)

Class C:; Emerald District Education Community (/Zavanz)

Open:;

All Female:; St Margaret’s School/Berwick Grammar (Cassiopeia)

Try-athlon
Class B/C Emerald District Education Community

Open: Mary MacKillop Catholic College (MMCRC)

Pushcarts
Class 1: St Augustine’s Creswich
Class 2: Stawell West Primary School (Mad Splodges)

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