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27 May 2010: The return of racing to London’s Crystal Palace

Motorsport enthusiasts will get an opportunity to relive part of the golden age of racing this Bank Holiday weekend with an event celebrating a little-known former London racetrack.

27 May 2010: Slot car winners who showed off their design skills

Slot car racing giant Scalextric has announced the winners of a schools’ racing competition held at the Donington Park Slot Car Festival last weekend.

25 May 2010: Project Runningblade sets new world land speed record – for a lawnmower

The fastest grass-cutter in history demonstrated its credentials on a Welsh beach this weekend to set not one but two world land speed records.

24 May 2010: Donington Slot Car Festival: size isn’t everything

On a busy weekend for racing, with Indy 500 qualifying reaching a climax and British racers taking to the track across Europe, Brits on Pole cast aside its grown-up responsibilities and headed north to relive the pastimes of its youth at the International Donington Slot Car Festival.

22 May 2010: How one man’s racing fix could spark a whole new sport

If Puretech is to succeed in its ambition of inventing the new sport of competitive simulator racing, it’s essential that the technology matches the company’s ambition.

22 May 2010: Bone-shaking and thrilling in about equal measure

For a moment, as the race began, everything went just perfectly. Slow get-aways by the two cars starting on the front row allowed me to shoot the gap between them and hare off into the distance.

22 May 2010: The Puretech challenge – it’s only a game if you want it to be

“Racing’s got to change – the age of just watching it on the television is dead,” says Puretech creative director Tim Ball as he introduces his company’s system of ultra-realistic networked race simulators. “But we don’t want to replace it – we want to enhance it.”

20 May 2010: RoC: Alain Prost joins 2010 line-up

Four-time Formula One World Champion Alain Prost is due to make his debut at the Race of Champions this year, according to organisers, who announced his presence at the event’s official launch yesterday.

14 May 2010: Young kart champion to represent Britain

A young karting champion has been chosen to represent Britain on the international stage according to the sport’s governing body.

6 May 2010: Silverstone Classic to feature Italian superstars

The line-up for this summer’s Silverstone Classic has been announced – and foremost among the famous faces appearing at the event will be a fleet of race-ready Fiat 500 Abarths.

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