The world's fastest single

Stuart Hooper poses with a sign showing the speed he reached with his Velo on the Salt Flats.

An initial sighting run of 177mph appeared okay until the team discovered a nearly empty fuel tank – equating to almost 10 litres of fuel used.

This fuel consumption became problematic on the next run, eventually drowning the engine; a fuel flow problem was identified.

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