Blind driver fails Pendine landspeed bid

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A bank manager's attempt to become the world's fastest blind man has failed.

Mike Newman, 48, from Sale in Greater Manchester, hoped to drive a supercar at close to 200mph (321 km/h) to reclaim the world blind speed record in Pendine, Carmarthenshire.

He was forced to use a back-up car after his main vehicle, a Manchester-built Keating TKR, was damaged.

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