Video: MotoGP Bike vs. Formula One Car vs. V8 Supercar
It’s the battle of the Australians: Stoner vs. Whincup vs. Webberby Harry Fisher, on
Australia has produced more than its fair share of racing greats on two and four wheels. Here, three of the best go head to head in their respective vehicles: Casey Stoner on his Honda MotoGP bike, Mark Webber in his Red Bull Formula 1 car and Jamie Whincup in his V8 Supercar. Five laps and the F1 car has to lap the other two before the finish line.
MotoGP Bike vs. F1 Car vs. V8 Supercar
There have been some pretty tasty Australian racers over the years, whether on two wheels or four. Names such as Jack Brabham, Mick Doohan and Alan Jones became household names in their times and more recently, there has been Casey Stoner, Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo on the international stage.
When Top Gear went to Australia, it was fairly certain they would continue to celebrate home-grown talent. At the Top Gear Festival in Sydney in 2014, the organisers pulled in Stoner on a Honda superbike, Webber in his Red Bull F1 car and Australian V8 Supercars driver Jamie Whincup and put them head-to-head on the track.
Not a drag race, but a five lap shoot-out. They all started at the same time but Webber soon took the lead, as he had to: he had to lap the other two by the end of five laps.
What is remarkable about this race is not the fact that Stoner managed to keep the V8 Supercar behind him for almost the whole race but the sheer speed of the F1 car - and we suspect that Webber wasn’t really trying all that hard!
Sadly, the bike was beaten as it simply can’t brake as hard as the cars and the cornering power of the F1 car cannot be beaten. Having said that, we know which race we’d rather watch on a Sunday afternoon!