Every year, in the early days of spring, more than 200 Year 12 and 13 students gather at Manfeild to pit their mechanical skill, riding ability, and sheer guts against one another.

Winning the day is no small feat. The competitors must design and build their own minibikes, then race them on the track in a high-speed, high-stakes tournament. Even keeping the bikes in working order throughout the day is a mission.

But what goes into making these furious machines? What lies underneath the polished steel and the freshly painted fairings?

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