Tru Blu Racing recently completed its final journey across the border to compete at the Australian International Pedal Prix in Murray Bridge. The team has experienced incredible success at the event in recent years, and was hoping to finish atop the podium one last time, but ultimately had to settle for 2nd place to a very strong Platt Racing outfit. While it was disappointing to not achieve our desired result, we can come away from the event with some level of satisfaction, having overcome a number of setbacks in our preparation to finish only 3 laps down in one of the closest races in recent times. The team would like to thank the AIPP for putting on another fantastic event, and congratulate Platt Racing on their well-deserved victory.
Recently we had the opportunity to catch up with Steele Von Hoff and find out how life as a professional cyclist with Garmin-Sharp has been treating him. Steele was a member of Tru Blu Racing from 2007-2010, and his exploits are well known among the Australian HPV community, where he produced some of the most freakish rides in the sport's history. After switching his focus to full-time road racing in 2011, he was a dominant sprinting force on the Australian domestic circuit riding for Genesys Pro Cycling, and as a result was picked up by Garmin's development team for the 2012 season. More success led to a professional contract with Garmin-Sharp in 2013, who he continues to race with in 2014. Steele is currently based in Girona, Spain.
We're currently putting the finishing touches on our 2014 vehicle and getting everything prepared for another assault on the Wonthaggi HPV GP in a couple of weeks' time. As always, we've tried to make a few minor improvements to our vehicle to find some more speed, but the main focus has been on getting ourselves in the best shape possible, as the trike won't push itself! We're looking forward to hitting the track for our first race of 2014 and would like to wish all teams good luck for the race. See you there!
10 Year Anniversary
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:51
Tru Blu Racing
2014 marks the 10th year of racing for the Tru Blu team, having first rolled up to the starting grid of a race at Wonthaggi back in 2004. A lot of things have changed since then, most notably the speed of the racing across the board and the distances covered, but we have tried to approach each year of racing with the same mentality - to enjoy ourselves and seek to constantly improve by pushing and supporting each other. HPV racing is an addictive sport and while we've talked briefly over the last couple of years about possibly hanging up the boots, it only takes a couple of weeks into the end of season break to change our minds. So here's looking forward to another great year of racing. Perhaps we'll be posting something similar in 2024?
The Engine Room
Friday, 10 January 2014 17:35
Tru Blu Racing
Things are pretty quiet in the Tru Blu Racing camp at the moment while we continue to prepare for another year of racing, but we've been able to get our hands on some great in-vehicle footage from Murray Bridge last year, courtesy of Roberts and Roberts Productions. The footage was taken during Paul's shoot-out lap and shows just how much effort goes into a one lap flyer at close to 57km/h.