Pitting An F1 Car Against A Superbike Is Completely Unfair And Totally Awesome

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When you pit a Formula One car against a race-spec 1,000 cc superbike, the F1 car walks all over the bike. But, add in an extra lap for the car, and you have yourselves a great race and an even better video. This one surprised everyone.

An F1 car will beat any bike, any day of the week. The power, the weight, the grip, the downforce - we two wheelers just don’t stand a chance. But, given a few extra parameters and a few different tests, the conversation becomes much more interesting.

A few days ago, we told you about Guy Martin’s attempt to break the world record for top speed inside a silodrome for his Channel 4 show Speed With Guy Martin. This comparison, which pits Guy’s TYCO BMW Superbike against David Coulthard and his Red Bull Formula 1 car, is also for the show - which I’m thinking we need to find a way to watch here in the States.


During the comparison, they did a series of tests including a drag race, brake test, slalom course, pit stop challenge, and this circuit race. Unfortunately, only the race (above) and pit stop challenge (below) seems to be available on online.

The best part about the two videos is the relationship and obvious respect between Coulthard and Martin, as well as the appreciate from both camps about the strengths of the two vehicles. This is how motorsports enthusiasts should treat each other.


You can see more on the full episode here.