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Old 20th July 2005, 15:10   #1
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Old 20th July 2005, 16:35   #2
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yeah, even I read that...a Revv happy politician in the making
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Old 20th July 2005, 18:33   #3
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I think he is the only politician who has a passion for speed
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I think he is the only politician who has a passion for speed
Not the only one - the article mentions that some of his MP friends race with him on the same track!
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Old 20th July 2005, 19:36   #5
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One guy must be surely milind deora.They are very close pals
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Old 20th July 2005, 19:46   #6
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I think he is the only politician who has a passion for speed
Thats because He is Son of a Pilot
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How the hell do you race an R1 on a go-kart track. You can barely stay in 1st gear nowhere near the powerband.

Second, I see some huge Bombay style high rise aparements in the background. Looks like the track in Powai to me.
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Second, I see some huge Bombay style high rise aparements in the background. Looks like the track in Powai to me.
Nope, 25 kms from Delhi. R1s on go-kart tracks are fun though, when you're not paying for it.
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R1s on go-kart tracks are fun though
the article also mentions a couple of ninjas...... how the hell do you power a ninja in a 1/4 mile track??? you need a 4 km track to exploit an r1 or a 12R- and enjoy it's 1st gear, 100 kmph turns......

by the way..... nice going, rahul....!!! if he's coming up for elections to be the pm, he gets my vote...!!!!! a petrolhead can understand the needs of the country better..... and who knows, he might even pressure the petro cos. to give up on their shenanigans and reduce the fuel costs......

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How the hell do you race an R1 on a go-kart track. You can barely stay in 1st gear nowhere near the powerband.

Second, I see some huge Bombay style high rise aparements in the background. Looks like the track in Powai to me.



Looks like Hiranandani Go karting Track in Powai to me .. But u never know ...
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seems like the DLF high rises to me ...
..or maybe its the greater noida side since that place is more peaceful and less congested ..
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Old 21st July 2005, 16:31   #12
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Thats not Hiranandani for sure.
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Many of you are not old enough to remember Rajiv Gandhi's passion for driving. Even as PM he insisted on driving whenever he saw wide open road during official visits all over the country. He loved to drive the Airport Road in Bangalore which used to be quite deserted those days, I know, hard to believe that one...

All the traffic used to be stopped along his path, he used to have some really powerful car and no cops would dare interfear with his speeding, what more can you ask...
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Rajiv Gandhi had the policy of making the local PWD removing all speedbreakers before a visit.
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As an aside, Jyotiraditya Scindia drove a Diablo abroad.
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