Guy Martin to star in F1 showdown
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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