EuroGamer have taken a look at HoveRace, a sci-fi racing game featuring an array of high octane hover vehicles, created by

Cossacks developers GSC Game World. Here's a little taster:

    "All of this action takes place on a selection of eighteen maps split across four settings, including everything from lush wooded hills to barren ice valleys and industrial wastelands. The settings are quietly impressive and well animated, with moving machinery by the track side and monorail trains passing overhead. The scenery isn't just there to look pretty either. Unlike most sci-fi racers, HoveRace allows you to go for a little cross-country excursion. Your ship will slow down a bit once you get off the track and you might miss a checkpoint if you're not careful, but you can often find shortcuts which you can use to get ahead of the competition."