TG drives the Piaggio Ape racer

But now the Ape is being officially imported into Britain, so it's inevitable that someone thought a race series would be a good idea. And given the current economic climate, this sounds like an inspired thought - a full season's racing of four, two-hour races will cost Rs 5.17 lakh. Which might sound pricey at first, but is bargain basement in motorsport terms, and even more so when you consider that it includes everything, such as the Ape itself, race entry fees, petrol and preparation. And the Rs 5.17 lakh outlay is per team, so by clubbing together with four of your mates, it becomes even cheaper.