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Freddie Hunt follows in his father's footsteps at Brighton Speed Trials

Hundreds of drivers and motorcyclists have gathered in Brighton for the National Speed Trials. Described as one of the biggest days on the motorsport calendar, competitors attempt to break previous speed records as they drive down a section of the seafront. Andrea Thomas has been speaking to spectators and racing driver Freddie Hunt.

Entry for the annual Brighton Speed Trails open today

Entry is now open for the annual Brighton Speed Trial.

Over 200 cars and bikes will line up on the seafront and compete to find the fastest in their class.

It was feared this years event would be scrapped until a 12,000 strong petition was handed in.

The trials have been running in Brighton since 1905.


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Petition's 9,000 signatures call for return of Brighton Speed Trials

More than nine thousand people have signed a petition to save an institution of British motor racing, two years after a competitor died at the event. Councillors have not yet given their approval for the annual Brighton Speed Trial, in September. Andy Dickenson reports.

The interviewees are:

Len Wooller, Vice chairman, Brighton & Hove

Simon Kirby MP (Conservative), Brighton Kemptown