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19 January 2011

BMW S 1000RR on BBC Top Gear.

News from Vines BMW Bikes of Guildford and South London (Caterham).

BMW S 1000 RR takes on supercar in this Sunday’s episode of Top Gear on BBC 2 

New series kicks off with a bike v car race, featuring BSB-EVO Champion Steve Brogan.

A BMW S 1000 RR, the double championship-winning supersports bike, features in a 
high-octane superbike vs supercar race on this week’s episode of the hugely popular 
BBC Top Gear show.  

Steve Brogan, the 2010 BSB-EVO champion, will be racing the 999cc, 
193bhp stock road bike around the legendary Top Gear test track. He’s up against a 
£150,000 Ariel Atom V8 – a 475bhp, 550kg supercar powered by two 1300cc 
motorcycle engines which have been bored out and turned into a V8.  

Brogan, who dominated the BSB-EVO class on a race spec BMW, takes on the 
supercar which costs more then ten times as much as the stock BMW S 1000 RR.   

In a neck-and-neck race around the famous circuit, viewers of Sunday night’s show will 
get to see whether the bike or car, at the hands of a mystery driver, crosses the finishing 
line first!  

Motorcycle News, the UK’s biggest motorcycle publication, was on hand to witness the 
race and the Wednesday 19 January issue contains a sneak preview. Anyone wanting 
to know the result will have to tune into the show on BBC2 on Sunday 23 January at 

Steve Brogan said: “I had a lot of fun filming with Top Gear. I had a few laps in a car then 
it was out on the stock S 1000 RR. We got some good weather when we filmed it in 
October and the track was nice and dry so I could push hard. I turned the traction 
control off as I wanted to use some wheelspin in the corners.

“The car was very quick – and had more than double the horsepower of the bike. But 
the power to weight ratio was in my favour, so it was a fair race. I rode hard, it was very 
close! You’ll have to watch to see who came out on top though.” 

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