Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Race to Find PS25m to Save Record Bid

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Race to Find PS25m to Save Record Bid

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Byline: KELLEY PRICE kelley.price@reachplc.com @KelleyPrice_Gaz

THE future of Marske man Andy Green's dream to beat the land speed world record is hanging in the balance after the project fell into administration.

Project Bloodhound is Britain's bid to beat the world record in a car that combines fast jet, F1 and spaceship technology - driven by the former Bydales School pupil.

But the project has been running its own race to find a PS25m cash injection that would see it over the finish line.

Adminstrators say the administration process gives it "breathing space" and investors the chance to leave a "lasting legacy" towards a "truly ground-breaking" record bid - but they are asking interested parties to contact them "without delay". Project Bloodhound aims to hit speeds of 1,000mph at a specially built 18km long, 1,500m wide race track in the deserts of the Northern Cape of South Africa.

This is an Founded in 2007, it's also a major R&D catalyst and the focal point for a STEM education campaign, which has reached more than two million children since its launch.

for the right leave a lasting Andrew Wing Commander Andy Green already holds the world land speed record of 763mph (1,228km/h) with the UK's Thrust SSC team, led by Bloodhound's Project Director Richard Noble.

At full speed, Bloodhound will opportunity investor to cover a mile (1.6km) in 3.6 seconds - that's 4.5 football pitches laid end to end, per second, or 300m in the blink of an eye.

legacy.

Sheridan So far, Project Bloodhound has operated through partnership and sponsors with support from the likes of Rolls-Royce and Rolex.

The Ministry of Defence has also lent prototype jet engines for the car.

Individual donations from the public have also funded the development of the car and the global education programme.

A viable racing car, tested to 200mph, has already been built and has the potential for "far-reaching applications outside of the project". …

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