MAC UTE out of luck on the Gold Coast
The Macmahon Racing team have walked away from Round 7 of the V8ute Championship on the streets of the Gold Coast left wondering what might have been after another run of bad luck ended what would have been a fantastic result. The weekend started with Gerard “Maverick” McLeod narrowly missing a Top 10 qualifying result ending up 11th at the end of the 20 minute session only 0.9 tenths of a second off pole position.
The weekend’s final race saw McLeod starting from the rear of the field (28th) again on points tally and yet again McLeod was in the hunt early moving up to the top 20 within the first lap. McLeod then picked off another five cars lap by lap with an impressive drive to finish 15th at the end of the 12lap race.
The eighth and final round of the V8ute championship is on the 5-7th December on the streets of Sydney’s Homebush Bay Olympic Park. You can keep up to date with all the V8ute news by logging onto the official V8ute website www.v8utes.com.au.
RYCO will be exhibiting at Mining and Engineering (M&E) Indonesia, October 2014
RYCO will be exhibiting at the Mining and Engineering (M&E) Indonesia show, Indonesia’s premium mining industry market place and information exchange, held in Jakarta from the 29 – 31 October 2014.
If you are attending the show, please come and visit us at stand K3 in Hall D. To learn more Click here.
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RYCO to exhibit at bauma China 2014 (November 25 – 28)
RYCO will be exhibiting at bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment. The show takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) in Shanghai.
If you are attending the show, please visit us in Hall N3 at stand N3.530.
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RYCO Melbourne staff and customers treated to ‘Hot Laps’ in the Macmahon V8 Racing Ute
As a result of RYCO sponsoring Gerard “The Maverick” McLeod in five rounds of the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series, we were invited by Gerard to bring customers and staff to the Sandown race track to participate in some ‘Hot Laps’ in his V8 Ute. A draw was held among the interested Melbourne staff and those lucky enough to be selected were treated to two incredibly fast (and truth be told slightly scary) ‘Hot Laps’. With Gerard at the wheel, you needed to put a lot of trust in his driving skills. As the first corner on the race track comes racing towards you, the feeling of relief as Gerard touches the brake pedal quickly disappears as he instead accelerates into the corner and you start to question his sanity and your own mortality. From this point on, and for the rest of your time in the passenger seat, you are in his very capable hands and it can be said that the adrenalin rush only gets better when he clicks the Ute into top gear at 195 kph down the back straight. Needless to say after every ‘Hot Lap’ session there were big smiles all round, and both RYCO customers and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Please join us in wishing Gerard every success for the next three rounds of the V8 Ute Racing series.
Story by: Nigel Payne, Business Development Manager RYCO 24•7
Gerard “Maverick” McLeod visits RYCO Head Office
Gerard “Maverick” McLeod of the Macmahon Racing Team and his RYCO sponsored V8 Ute visited the RYCO Head Office on Wednesday 10th September, 2014.
RYCO staff were given the opportunity to meet McLeod and check out the race Ute, ahead of the next round of the V8ute Racing Championship, September 12-14 at Victoria’s Sandown International Raceway in Melbourne.