One of the biggest events in Australia is taking place this weekend in Victoria, hosted by the North West Victorian Motorcycle Club – the Hattah Desert Race.
Robert Mestrom, the current Acting CEO of Motorcycling Victoria, has been to and seen this event many times of the years.
“Hattah is one of the biggest events on the calendar, not just in Victoria but across the country,” Rob said.
“It’s something that every rider looks forward to each and every year and cannot wait for July to come around and head to the far North West.”
With just over 700 riders making the trip from all of the country to take part in this years event, it certainly backs up Rob’s words that this is one of the biggest events each year.
Some information for the event this weekend:
- 65cc 7-U9
- 65cc 9-U13
- 85cc 2 Stroke & 150cc 4 Stroke 9-U12(Small Wheel)
- Girls 7-U12
- 85cc 2 Stroke & 150cc 4 Stroke 12-U16 (Small & Big Wheel)
- 100cc-150cc 2 Stroke 13-U16
- 200cc 2 Stroke 13- U16
- 200cc-250cc 4 Stroke 13-U16
- Girls 12-U16
- Up To 250cc 2 Stroke
- 251cc & Over 2 Stroke
- Up To 250cc 4 Stroke
- 251cc-450cc 4 Stroke
- Over 450cc 4 Stroke
- Veterans 35-44Yrs As At 01/01/2016
- Masters 45Yrs & Over As At 01/01/2016
- Under 19 years As at 01/01/2016 unlimited bike
- Ladies Tenacious Women Of Hattah
- Juniors: 65cc, 85cc 9-U12, 80cc-150cc 9-U12 – 6 x 13.4 km Laps, approx 1.5hrs
- Juniors: 85cc 12-U16, 80cc-150cc 12-U16, 100cc-150cc 2stk, 200cc-250cc 4stk – 6 x 22.6 km Laps approx 2 hrs
- Senior Ironman 8 x 38km laps approx 4 hours
- Ladies : 4 x 38km laps approx 2 hours
“The club and all of the people who step up each year to make this event as great as it is need a huge pat on the back,” Rob said.
“Be sure to treat all of the volunteers, not just for this weekend but across all events, with the respect they deserve for giving up countless hours to ensure you can take part in events such as this.”
“Good luck to the club, the riders and all in attendance!”
Keep an eye on the MV Website and Facebook Page for a full week of Hattah build and don’t forget that the North West Vic MCC Facebook Page is also your best place to get information about the upcoming event!