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Technology Challenge tests competitors to their limits

THE screams of encouragement was deafening as the chequered flag waved down to mark the end of the 2015 RACQ Technology Challenge.

As if it were a scene from a movie, the anthem 'We are the Champions' was on full blast as peddlers and pit crew members became instant heroes.

Congratulatory hand-slaps and school victory cries peppered the air in the minutes afterwards.

The excitement could not be contained.

Albany Creek State High School's Hamish Winch said he did about 35 laps yesterday.

"My quads are dead (and) it's been really exciting, really pumped (with) lots of fast bikes out there," he said.

"Rules aren't rules really, you just hit whatever you want and just keep going. It's been great fun."

Ormeau Woods State High School technology head of department Glen Armstrong said it was team spirit which made the hard effort worth while.

"What they get out of it by coming here is the satisfaction of finishing a 24 hour race," he said.

"(Also) working together as a team and overcoming adversity and the challenges that come their way."

Awards for the best support crew, uniform and encouragement were handed out.

Team 'Rochdale Rhinos' from Rochedale State High School had the race's fastest overall lap recorded as two minutes and 13.6 seconds - about a second shy of the Maryborough Tech Challenge HPV lap record. The track, which measured about 1.2 kilometres, went around Maryborough State High School and took up parts of Kent, John, Sussex and Ferry Sts.

Open boys' team 'Ormeau Eagles' from Ormeau Woods State High School were first overall with 522 laps completed in the 24 hour period.

Topics:  maryborough, racq, technology challenge




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