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BBC reporter trains to be a motor racing driver

19 June 2011 Last updated at 09:34 BST

Just a week ago, Jenson Button stormed to what he described as probably his best Formula One drive ever with that extraordinary win in Canada. But there's much more to motorsport than just F1.

In a series of reports, the BBC's Chris Partridge is delving into the world of sports car racing, leading up to his own race drive later in the summer. Here, he visits Silverstone for a preliminary peek at what's involved.