UWR Heads South For Brighton Speed Trials

Fresh from Run For The Hills and the UWR team are preparing to head South for another weekend of engines, wheel-spins and most importantly; SPEED! 

Organised by Brighton & Hove Motor Club, the National Speed Trials are the original, first motoring event to have started in Madeira Drive; the one which set the precedent which the rest have followed. The Speed Trials are the 100 metre sprint of the motor racing world. The distance is just a quarter of a mile, and so not long after the drivers get up to speed they looking to brake. But it's not just about speed. The Brighton Speed Trials include everything from vintage to modern motorcycles and their equivalents on four wheels.UWR Speed Trial

Where all the other events end in the Drive, and vehicles are for the most part stationary, the centre of attraction at the Speed Trials is speed! The event dates back to 1905. In fact, Madeira Drive was resurfaced for the then-new tarmac material especially so that the first speed trials could take place.

‌You can find the University of Wolverhampton Race (UWR) Team running their Formula Renault at event on from 9am at Madeira Drive on Saturday 2nd September.

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