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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.

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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