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Bring on the Bloodhound: On site at SA landspeed-record bid

2016-10-17 12:57

GREAT FOR SA: The Bloodhound project is back on for 2017 after Geely signed on as major partner. Image: Supplied

Mier, Northern Cape - The FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) formally acknowledged the achievements of the Northern Cape’s Mier Community in preparing the track for an upcoming land-speed record attempt.

Bloodhound SSC

Dennis Dean, president of the land-speed records commission at the FIA, presented certificates of recognition over to members of the local community for their work removing 16 000 tonnes of rock from 22-million square meters of dry lake bed: the largest area of land ever cleared by hand for a motorsports activity.

In October 2017, the team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car will formally start of preparations for its first World Land Speed Record campaign.

Hakskeen Pan

Hakskeen Pan, a location some 512km northwards of Verneuk Pan, was then suggested. A type of dry lakebed known as an alkali playa, it presented the prospect of a hard, flat surface, 19km long that would be ‘repaired’ by seasonal rains.

More: Land-speed record bid: FIA celebrates Northern Cape community

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