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There is snow on the grass so get the lawn mower out

21st February, 2017

Snow racing in Finland
As bizarre as it may seem, that’s exactly what happens in Finland every year when the 12-hour Leikkuri LeMans lawn mower Grand Prix is run.

Estonian ice queens triumph
And this year, battling tough conditions, two Estonian women slid to victory. Anna and Stella from the Estonian lawn mower Team Votikmetsa Naised crossed the line in first place, taking great pleasure in beating their male compatriots.

The race was held outside the rural town of Lavia in southern Finland on the frozen Lake Karhijarvi, 124 miles north east of Helsinki and attracted competitors from Switzerland, Germany, UK, Estonia and of course Finland. Drivers had 12 hours to complete as many laps as possible around the 850 metre course.

With temperatures dropping as low as -4 degrees Celsius, conditions were challenging. Britain's Going Commando team led the race for four hours before punctures forced them into the pits.

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Lawn mower racing in the snow and ice in Finland Grand Prix

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