Madcap colleagues take Game of Thrones inspired creation to Red Bull Soapbox Race

The Game of Gnomes team ahead of the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace. Picture: CHRISTINE D

The Game of Gnomes team ahead of the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace. Picture: CHRISTINE DARDRY-WELHAM - Credit: Christine Dardry-Welham

Four workmates are hoping their handmade car makes it safely round hairpin bends and over gravity-defying ramps at the Red Bull Soapbox Race on Sunday.

The Game of Gnomes' Red Bull Soapbox Race vehicle, inspired by Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon from the

The Game of Gnomes' Red Bull Soapbox Race vehicle, inspired by Daenerys Targaryens dragon from the Game of Thrones series. Picture: BEN HARVEY - Credit: Ben Harvey

The friends will be entering their gravity-powered, engine-less soapbox vehicle into the downhill time trial race at Alexandra Palace, in London – watched by thousands of trackside supporters.

The ‘Game of Gnomes’ team, comprising three mechanical engineers and an electrician at the Port of Felixstowe, are Ipswich’s Rob Dardry-Welham, Ben Harvey, driver Austin Head, and Laura Taylor, from Harwich.

Their vehicle was inspired by the Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon from the Game of Thrones series.

Highlights from the 450m downhill course will be shown on Dave, from 5pm-8pm, on Sunday.

The Game of Gnomes team ahead of the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace. Picture: JAMES REEVE

The Game of Gnomes team ahead of the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Alexandra Palace. Picture: JAMES REEVE - Credit: James Reeve

Before then, you can vote for the team to win the People’s Choice Award here