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Racing a Piaggio Ape - the silliest form of motorsport? (+video)

For 65 years, the little Piaggio Ape, the infamous tuk-tuk, has been used to deliver pizzas, bread and other goodies in Italy. Today, they are used for... racing!

The three-wheel beast is powered by a single-cylinder, two-stroke engine that boats 20 horsepower.

It's got handlebars and a little adjustment to the wheels prevents it from tipping over too easily in the corners.

The result is just brilliant. And tons of fun. The little thing power slides very easily.

Who said that speed was essential in motor racing?