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Rotterdam City Racing

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Formula one cars and other fast cars racing through the city of Rotterdam during the Bavaria City Racing event in 2008, here you see the famous Willemsbrug, cars are heading to the paddock on the other side of the bridge. The City Racing is an annual event that attracts a lot of racing enthousiasts.

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