Pudsey wins race against Mansell

PUBLISHED: 12:32 04 November 2008 | UPDATED: 14:47 20 April 2010

PUDSEY raced his way to record a famous victory over an ex-Formula One champion.

PUDSEY raced his way to record a famous victory over an ex-Formula One champion. Nigel Mansell raced against the Children In Need mascot to raise money for the annual BBC appeal. Greg and Leo Mansell, Nigel's sons, also took part in the inaugural Pudsey Bear Karting Grand Prix, which took place on Saturday, November 1, at the Mansell Raceway Karting Centre, at Dunkeswell. The other feature of the day was an endurance race, which included eight teams of eight drivers each. The event raised £5,183 and such was the success of the event, organisers are intending to run it again next year. Chas Heil, who organised the fundraiser, said everyone was very pleased with how it had gone. He said: "The money we raised was more than we had hoped for. Most of it was raised through the drivers getting sponsorship for their race but we also had some sideshows on the day.


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