Blood­hound get funds for Hakskeen­pan

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THE Blood­hound Su­per­sonic Car team an­nounced they will go to the Hakskeen­pan in Oc­to­ber next year to at­tempt to set a new world land speed record.

The re­cent sign­ing of ma­jor deals means the Blood­hound Project now has suf­fi­cient fund­ing pledged to com­plete the car and start the count­down to high-speed test­ing at the Hakskeen Pan, North­ern Cape, late next year.

The identity of the new part­ner(s) will be re­vealed in due course.

Project di­rec­tor Richard Noble said in a state­ment: “This is prob­a­bly the big­gest mo­ment in the project’s his­tory. Be­fore we could only see fi­nan­cially a few months ahead but now we can put our foot down and re­ally go for it!

“We have come through this dif­fi­cult stage wiser, leaner and fit­ter. Blood­hound is now in race prepa­ra­tion, which means the pace and the pres­sure will ramp up but so too will the sense of sat­is­fac­tion as we head to­wards our car break­ing the sound bar­rier for the first time, with the world watch­ing!”

Mean­while or­gan­is­ers of the Kala­hari Speed Week await clear­ance from the North­ern Cape pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment for the an­nual race at Hakskeen­pan in Septem­ber. — WR.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

The jet car in which the Blood­hound Su­per­sonic Car team will at­tempt to set a new land speed record at Hakskeen­pan in Oc­to­ber next year.

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