An intensive weekend of racing faces the Australian Bushrangers as they match up against the Kiwis on their home terrain. With 5 races in 3 days (including the highly competitive team night-O sprint at the Muriwai Golf Course), it will be an excellent experience for many of the team who are heading overseas in the next few months to races at the World University Games and the World Orienteering Championships. It will be a tough task for the Aussies to match their performance in Round 1 of the Test Match series, where they beat the Pinestars quite convincingly 156 points to 114. On the tricky sand dune terrain of Wood Hill (to the north of Auckland) where 3 races will be held, the locals will surely have some home ground advantage. Competition aside, for the Bushrangers however, the international race experience is invaluable: to sharpen up skills and technique, to hone mental preparation and tactical routines and to also keep improving their physical fitness.
We wish the Australian Bushrangers well in their short but intense overseas campaign.