TopGear.com27 June 2012

TG races in the KTM Battle Championship

Video: Piers Ward attempts an ambitious-but-not-rubbish race in a KTM X-Bow RR…

In this month's issue of Top Gear magazine, our ambitious staffer Piers Ward was told to report to the Red Bull Ring in Austria for a little race in a KTM X-Bow.

Only Piers had never driven at the Red Bull Ring, it wasn't just a ‘little race', and the first time he tested this KTM X-Bow - the RR version - was to steer onto the grid for qualifying.

We're not ones for handing out excuses, but... conditions could have been better, as Piers himself explains in the issue: "I'm giving off enough nervous energy to power London for a whole year."

You can read about his efforts in the KTM Battle Championship in the new issue of Top Gear magazine, but for a little appetiser, here's a video we snapped while Piers was busy doing his thing. And by thing, we mean performing heroic drifts rendered here in slow-motion... 

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