Todd Barry 1st Outright – click on image to view full size
Todd Barry wins the 2016 Swann Insurance 24 Hour, making it a hat trick of wins for the 2o year old Kessner KTM rider, who entered this years event as the favourite.
The 2016 Swann Insurance 24 Hour has lived up to its reputation as being ‘Australia’s Ultimate Reliability Test’, with tough conditions preceding the field of 145 competitors.
Pre – Event course flooding
Organisers were already making course changes the week prior to the 2016 event, as substantial rain had fallen around the 210km course that had been mapped out. Flooded creeks at the northern end of the course, to a complete re-route around the fast flowing River Light at the southern end, were the major changes. Continue reading…
After perfect riding conditions for lap 1 the forecasted rain arrived around 9 pm, once the spirit breaking weather hit the DNF list quickly began to grow. The lap 2 survivors returned to Main Control battle weary, then set out for more punishment into the 3rd and toughest lap of the Swann Insurance 24 Hour.
A fresh frost and a beautiful day has greeted a large crowd as they came to see some 150 competitors on their way in the Swann Insurance 24 Hour for 2016. Continue reading…
2016 sees the 40th anniversary of the 24 Hour Trial starting from the former copper mining town of Kapunda.
In 1976, after 50 odd years of the ‘24’ starting and finishing at various locations in and around Adelaide, the event made its way to a new home at Kapunda.
This was to be the permanent home of the ‘24’ for the next 20 years until 1997 when it was decided to start and finish at Eudunda, since then the event has alternated between the two townships. Continue reading…
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Speedway Champion Shane Parker has been invited to flag off competitors in this years Swann Insurance 24 hour.
Shane’s impressive career spans some 27 years of senior speedway racing in Australia, Great Britain and Europe.
In recent times Shane has sampled the off road scene and admits he likes it. “Riding in an endurance type of event is very different to racing in a heat of speedway, which only lasts a a minute” Shane said recently. Now retired from competition, Shane is kept busy as the Motorcycling South Australia Sports Manager for Speedway, as well as holding coaching clinics at the Gillman Speedway. Continue reading…