A miniature sport made popular by the ‘Fast and Furious’ films could soon attract competitors to Northampton from all over the world.
Remote Control Drifting sees motorsports enthusiasts drive tiny versions of high powered sports cars around circuits, aiming to ‘drift’ their vehicles around the track by performing controlled skids.
Currently, the sport has no base in the UK.
But a team of top-class drivers from the world of full-size drifting are now planning to open an indoor circuit for remote control drivers on the Round Spinney Industrial Estate.
Documents submitted to Northampton Borough Council show the development would play host to people from across the world who spend up to £5,000 on their remote-controlled cars.
The papers said: “This type of facility does not currently exist in the UK. Currently drivers make use of poorly maintained, very old circuits which are built for speed, not drifting.”
The circuit would be built in a former print works by Soul RC Ltd, a mail order radio controlled car company which is currently based in Moulton Park.
The council will decide in the coming weeks whether the development should be allowed to go ahead.