TOP GEAR FESTIVAL

Racing F1 cars against things that aren’t F1 cars has been done a million times before, but that doesn’t stop it from being really damn cool.

This time, the ‘race’ was done during a Top Gear live event in Australia with Mark Webber in the Red Bull, Jamie Whincup in the Aussie V8 and Casey Stoner on the superbike. All three are clearly being driven well within their limits – after all, racing a bike against other bikes is nuts, to race one against cars would be a special kind of nuts – but it still gives a decent representation of the performance difference to F1 cars.

Maybe Webber would have lapped them sooner if he’d got a better start for once…