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Turkmenistan president races to victory in a Bugatti

The president of Turkmenistan has won his country’s maiden car race after an impromptu decision to enter.

Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov drove to the track in the capital Ashgabat in a green Bugatti Veyron sports car to watch.

Suddenly asking to take part, he changed to a Turkish-made Volkicar and won the time trial challenge.

Correspondents say the apparently choreographed display seemed designed to enhance the president’s image as a man of action.

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