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Teen on go-kart outruns seven police squad cars.

In F1, Germany, go-kart, law and order, Motor Racing, police on October 27, 2007 at 12:46 am

In the German town of Moenchengladbach, speed runs in the locals veins.

A need for speed that is. Speed as in fast cars, you know, vroom, vroom, etc.

Why? Well not only has this German town produced two successful Formula 1 racing drivers, Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen, it’s also been the scene for a dangerous police chase that saw a teenager on a go-cart outrun seven local police squad cars.

“We were chasing him across town, but the squad cars couldn’t keep up because the go-cart was able to take the corners faster and he was able to get away,” police spokesman Willy Thevissen said.

Taking a 5km (3mile) getaway, the gutsy 18-year-old spotted a private garage with an open door, where he decided to lie low.

However, his luck ran out, police soon discovering his hiding place. He was questioned and charged with driving without a license and driving a go-kart on a public street, which is not permitted in Germany.

And now, for some mindless go-kart racing, crashes and biff…

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Off to driving school for acting like a Formula One driver.

In 2007, amazing story, Brazil, Cars, Crazy news, education, F1, law and order, Nelson Piquet, Odd News, Society, sport, The Crazy News, Uncategorized, Weird News, World News, Worlds most on August 1, 2007 at 12:24 am

 7885_1024.jpg     Back to school! back to school!

Sounds like somebody still thinks he’s on the racing circuit!

Brazilian Nelson Piquet Snr., famous for his F1 Championship wins in the 1980’s has been forced to go to a driver education course after receiving too many speeding and parking tickets.

“I think we have to pay for our mistakes,” Piquet, 54, told local news agency G1. “It’s not even just a speeding problem. I got tickets for all kinds of reasons, for things like parking where I shouldn’t.”

The man with an addiction to speed has apparently been seen racing round the streets of Brasilia behind the wheel of a number of high-performance machines, including a BMW convertible and a customised roadster fitted out with a Porsche engine.

Piquet will have to spend 30 hours at driving school and pass a written test in order to get his licence back.

Nelson Piquet- The Glory Days.


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