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Dust or Bust: taking a £200 Nissan Micra grass-track racing

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Micra stood up well to the strain of 86 bumpy laps in three hours
A three-hour marathon in a field? No sweat for our tough little budget banger. We scaled the motor racing heights to give it a perfect send-off
As long as I live, I may never execute a more successful opening lap in a motorsport event.
Having picked my team's grid position by pulling a number out of a hat, I started the three-hour grass-track event seventh out of 19 cars. The train of tired old hatchbacks and the odd knackered coupé completed two slow laps behind the safety car before the green flag was waved. Immediately...
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