As far as I'm concerned, Pipsy is the only character to play as in Diddy Kong Racing. She's lightweight, fast and her handling is off the scale. I used Pipsy for every single race in the entire game apart from the final confrontation with Wizpig. Tiptup is the only character (not including the secret characters) that even comes close to beating her in a race. Once you get over her squeaky, obnoxious voice then she is the best character in the game. The only thing that she isn't perfect at is the Hovercraft, but even then she's pretty good for a lightweight character. Lets hope that she gets to star in her own game!