Technology Challenge to inspire future innovators

The city of Maryborough will take centre stage this weekend as thousands of Queensland high school students embark on one of Queensland’s most exciting 24-hour endurance events.

RACQ’s Head of Community and Education David Contarini said the Fraser Coast Technology Challenge tested around 150 school teams by getting them to build and race their own human-powered vehicles (HPV).

“This event is a gruelling test of skill and team work where students have to use their own physical and mental strength, to design, test and race their very own vehicle around the Maryborough CBD for 24 hours straight. The most laps around the track wins,” Mr Contarini said.

“It takes months of preparation to build the HPV and even longer to train for the gruelling event. ”

Mr Contarini said RACQ was proud to have been involved in the event for the past nine years.

“Whether it be road safety, education or vehicle technology, at RACQ we’re passionate about teaching the next generation – that’s why we’re glad to once again support this fantastic event,” he said.

“Every year we send our team of expert judges to scrutineer all vehicles to ensure they pass strict safety requirements, and marshal competitors throughout the event.

“We love being part of Tech Challenge, getting to witness potentially the next generation of innovators in our industry.”