Race Reports

2014 InsureMyRide Le Minz Scooterthon

The InsureMyRide Le Minz 24 Hour Scooterthon is one of the world's most gruelling 50cc scooter challenge, testing fuel efficiency and reliability of this popular and environmentally-friendly mode of transport.

This year the event was held at the Xtreme Go Carting track and raised money for the Suzuki Racesafe medical team.

With this year’s weather rivaling Phillip Island’s worst, the racers pushed on through with most completing the 24 hours on their trusty 50cc scooters.

The top three teams for 2014 were:

ATA (837 laps)

Race Safe All Stars (834 laps)

Gold Coast Motorcycles (823 laps)

InsureMyRide had 3 teams competing and not without their fair share of problems.

Team IMR1’s scooter went down around the 20th lap creating problems which ended in a snapped belt, after a few more pit stops the old Aerox came good, finishing a valiant 33rd.

Team IMR2 was hitting great pace, staying within the top 10 for most of the race. But with 2 riders going at the crack of dawn and a pit stop due to a fouled plug, IMR2 finished up their 24 hours in 15th place.

Team IMR3 were the go getters with heart. The whole team were new to the concept of banging bars on something that you usually joy ride around the Gold Coast on and had to get accustomed quite quickly to just how competitive the Le Minz Scooterthon can be. A couple of crashes and another spark plug issue, they put in a massive effort coming in at 19th.

Thank you to the team at Troy Bayliss Events and WEM for organising a great charity event, to all the riders who competed and to the spectators who came the watch the race in some trying conditions.

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