Bloodhound get funds for Hakskeenpan
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.
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.