Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix returning to Auckland Domain

Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix returning to Auckland Domain

Although most of us are more into high horsepower than no horsepower we can all appreciate a bit of good, clean fun. Powerless karting is set to return to NZ with the Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix making a comeback for 2011. The event began as the Red Bull Soapbox race in Belgium in 1999, and following its success, expanded to 25 countries worldwide. No strangers to shoddy DIY, Kiwis got into the event which has taken place in NZ twice, the last time being in 2005.

The Derby will take place on April 10th 2011 and will transform the Auckland domain into a winding race track that will test man and machine. After the days racing a new national champion team will be crowned, to achieve this feat they’ll need a healthy dose of courage, a creative trolley and have gravity as their new BFF.

Only the best 100 trolleys will make the grid but everyone is eligible to enter by heading to www.redbull.co.nz. Those keen will need to show their commitment, creativity and some imaginative flair, to get entries in by 31st of January 2011.

The Trolley’s are entirely person powered, without motor or pedal, relying on the innovation of their design and a large dose of gravity to blaze down the tracks at breakneck speeds. While slow and steady certainly doesn’t win this race it takes more than speed to impress on the day. Teams and their trolleys will be judged on three evenly weighted criteria; creativity (originality, innovation and design); performance (showmanship of the team before and during the race — including introduction skits, spins, crashes and costumes) and finish time (race time).

Think you and your crew have got what it takes? Well make your move and head to www.redbull.co.nz to find out more.

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