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Grapevine: BAR Delay Speed Record Attempt

BAR have been forced to delay their attempt to set a Formula One land-speed record with rain having washed out the Bonneville Salt Flats

The team had hoped to try and reach the 400 kilometres per hour target during scheduled runs later this week, but the sudden spell of rain in the region has left up to an inch of standing water along the seven-mile course.

The team are currently sending some of their project team to Bonneville to assess the conditions and determine when the team can return for the record attempt.

BAR sporting director Gil de Ferran said: "This is a short term disappointment to the team, but the very nature of attempting to run a car at speeds in excess of 400 km/h on a natural surface means it is always susceptible to bad weather and we were fully prepared for this eventuality.

"We will be rescheduling our record attempt once our observation team returns to Brackley, but are determined to get back out to Utah again as soon as possible."  

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