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