Flaming Engines

 Races in the centre of Novosibirsk featuring a Top Gear driver  08/16/2013, 00:16

Ilnar Salahiev
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Flaming Engines
Photography by Ilnar Salahiev

The smell of burning rubber, jam-packed stands and wire-mesh fences surrounded by spectators — the centre of Novosibirsk became a mini race track for one day only. Sib.fm’s correspondent recorded this historic moment.

The event on 11 August involved G-Drive Racing driver Roman Rusinov, who took 3rd place at the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, winner of the Russian GT Academy Championship Mark Shulzhitsky in a GT-R Nismo and «special guest stars» from Britain: Top Gear driver Paul Swift and famous stuntman Terry Grant. The latter demonstrated dizzying stunts in a small car while trying to film himself on a phone that he’d taken from one of the spectators.

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