Guy Martin vs David Coulthard at Silverstone - Speed F1 Special

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Guy Martin and his Tyco BMW Superbike take on David Coulthard and a Red Bull RB8 Formula 1 car in a series of head-to-head challenges including a drag race, a brake test, a slalom and a circuit race. To watch the full episode click here - http://www.channel4.com/programmes/sp...


Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Not really a fair comparison. Coulthard's chin produces an unfair amount of downforce in the corners.

3 years ago | [YT] | 1,873

Aleks

Guy finished his race then goes about his business propping the bike on the stand slipping the warmers....crew of 2. Legend

3 years ago | [YT] | 454

FMichael1970

The sound of the normally aspirated V8/V10 are so missed.

4 years ago | [YT] | 317

MyRandomLife247

I love how the bike pit crew is one dude :P.

4 years ago | [YT] | 867

Tim Arnold

To all the people saying they should have used a MotoGP bike. The only difference it would have made would have been the F1 car winning by a slightly smaller margin. Here's why:

Silverstone 2016 - British F1 GP and British MotoGP - exactly the same circuit layout...

MotoGP Lap Record - 2' 01.941" (or 121.941 seconds) x 3 laps = 365.823 seconds.
Fastest Ever MotoGP Lap - 2' 00.234" (or 120.234 seconds) x 3 laps = 360.702 seconds.
Fastest 2016 Lap (Marquez in FP3) - 2' 00.994" (or 120.994 seconds) x 3 laps = 362.982 seconds.
F1 Qualifying Pole - 1' 29.243" (or 89.243 seconds) x 4 laps = 356.972 seconds.

The MotoGP fastest time was from Free Practice as Qualifying was wet. The figures are taken from the official MotoGP and Formula 1 websites.

So by the above figures if Lewis Hamilton did 4 pole laps in a row and Marc Marquez did 3 lap records in a row, the F1 car would still overtake the bike and win the challenge by 3.73 seconds; or if the bike only repeated the 2016 best lap 3 times in a row the F1 would win by 6.01 seconds.

Yes an F1 car can do 4 laps of Silverstone faster than a MotoGP bike can do 3 laps!

Oh and on the subject of top speeds, the highest MotoGP top speed at Silverstone this year was 324.9 kph / 201.88 mph. The highest top speed in the F1 race was 334.2 kph / 207.66 mph.

The highest top speed in F1 so far this season was at the European GP at Baku where the fastest was Valteri Bottas (Williams) with 378 kph / 234.87 mph.

Monza also produced high speeds as usual with several cars getting close to 360 kph / 224 mph!

3 years ago (edited) | [YT] | 163

snowcat

Couldn't stop smiling. What a good video! I love bikes, but damn, the F1 car is superbly impressive.

4 years ago | [YT] | 769

Vidit Jain

Bet David can't keep up with Guy on Isle of Mann

8 months ago | [YT] | 15

Ritch

And this is proof why people love Guy. He's so down to Earth

1 year ago | [YT] | 43

Web crawler

I'm here just to read some ridiculous arguments

3 years ago | [YT] | 166

Panspermia Hunter

Real genuine bloke, gets his hands dirty, no snobbery, you got to love him!

5 months ago | [YT] | 5

markurbancowboy

Moral of this story, it takes a F-1 car to beat a superbike. That's not bad at all for the bikes.

4 years ago | [YT] | 265

RON0BIJ_

“Barely lifts the throttle” downshifts twice

1 year ago | [YT] | 10

Jay Trock

All about the corners. Love motogp but there is no way you can compete with huge down force and 4 wheels. Pull away in straights.

4 years ago | [YT] | 63

OneTw0

The Respect is as amazing as the Speed. Cheers to both teams.

4 years ago | [YT] | 66

Gary Jenkins

This is when F1 cars weren't driven by politically correct hybrid power units and they sounded fantastic

4 years ago | [YT] | 31

Zabargad

I love that theyre both very skilled competetive racers, and even though they race in different places and on different machines, i love that you can tell the both of them hold a huge amount of respect and maybe even a bit of awe at what the other does.

2 years ago | [YT] | 46

Alphawizord

I was able to see this event live, so happy

3 years ago | [YT] | 4

Howard McKay

My pal was a schoolmate of Couthard's Dad in Scotland, so there.

3 years ago | [YT] | 19

opmike343

That front wing has more money in development than that bike team spends in a season. Okay, maybe not that extreme, but the dev costs for aero in F1 is insane.

9 months ago | [YT] | 10

brissi

Guy Martin imo a bloody legend

2 years ago | [YT] | 18


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