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Turkmenistan president races to victory in a Bugatti

 The president of Turkmenistan

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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