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Man attempts world record on scooter

Steve Tarrant meeting Lewis Hamilton Credit: TGA

A disabled man from Poole is to attempt a world record on his mobility scooter.

Steve Tarrant, seen here with racing hero Lewis Hamilton, aims to travel the furthest distance ever in 24 hours on his scooter.

The 51 year old motorsport marshal survived a near fatal crash at Goodwood in 2000, losing a leg above the knee and suffering multiple injuries when an F1 racing car collided with him at 100mph.

He still marshals at around 30 to 40 events per year, including the Le Mans 24 Hours.

Mr Tarrant said: “I have always had a steely determination and thrive on a challenge, I am so up for this!

"The Speedway Ring at Peterborough Arena is the perfect setting and I have calculated that around 750 laps are required to beat the record, a very tall order – but I am ready for anything."

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