Guy Martin to star in F1 show­down

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Un­in­ten­tional TV phe­nom­e­non Guy Martin will be rac­ing his Tyco BMW S1000RR against a Red Bull For­mula One car driven by ex-racer David Coulthard as a one-off TV show to launch Chan­nel 4’s cov­er­age of the F1 cham­pi­onship.

Due to be broad­cast to­mor­row evening (Thurs­day, March 17) at 9pm, the duo will bat­tle it out at Sil­ver­stone with a va­ri­ety of chal­lenges. Chan­nel 4 say: “Guy Martin is fas­ci­nated by For­mula 1: the cars, the en­gi­neer­ing and the rac­ing. In this spe­cial pro­gramme, broad­cast ahead of the launch of For­mula 1 on Chan­nel 4, Guy goes head-to-head with rac­ing leg­end David Coulthard, pit­ting bike against car in a test of speed un­like any Sil­ver­stone has seen be­fore.

“With David in a Red Bull RB8 For­mula 1 car (with an 11-man pit crew) and Guy on his Tyco BMW Su­per­bike (with just one man: Guy’s most trusted race me­chanic), the pair ex­plore each other’s worlds the way they both know best: by rac­ing in a se­ries of head-to-head chal­lenges in­clud­ing a drag race, a brake test, a slalom and a full-on cir­cuit race.

“As well as the adrenaline-fu­elled on-track ex­cite­ment, there’s en­ter­tain­ment in the pit garages as Guy and David com­pete in phys­i­cal and men­tal chal­lenges, test­ing their fit­ness and re­ac­tion times and ex­plor­ing the sci­ence be­hind their in­cred­i­ble rac­ing ma­chines.”

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